Power Africa Wins 2018 Service to America (Sammie) Medal

Last night, Power Africa and Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz were thrilled and honored to accept the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammie) for National Security and International Affairs at the Partnership for Public Service Gala in Washington, D.C.

In the spring of 2018, Power Africa was named as a finalist for the Service to Americas Sammie awards, given to the U.S. Government officials who have provided the greatest benefit to the American people. The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to help make government more effective. The Sammies honorees represent exceptional federal workers who are breaking down barriers, overcoming huge challenges and getting results. Learn more about the Sammies.

“We are incredibly proud of this recognition,” said Herscowitz, “but we know there is so much work still to do to bring electricity to the 600 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa who do not have it.”

This is an award for the entirety of our partnership — whether you’re in the private sector or represent a development organization, U.S. government agency, program implementer, African government, or support partner, you should be as proud of this recognition as we are. We look forward to continuing to work together to help solve the energy deficit in sub-Saharan Africa.

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