The esteemed founder and Managing Editor of Ghana Business News, Emmanuel K. Dogbevi, has been recognised with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Award at the 2024 AllAfrica Media Leaders’ Summit.

The event, held in Nairobi, Kenya, celebrated excellence in journalism and media leadership across the continent.

Dogbevi stood out among 24 other distinguished awardees at the Media Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner, a highlight of the Summit organised by AllAfrica Global Media.

Clad in a resplendent ‘fugu,’ a beautifully hand-woven Ghanaian garment, Dogbevi accepted the award with his characteristic confidence, humility, and a palpable aura of eminence.

The ACBF Award honoured Dogbevi for his exceptional coverage of capacity building in Africa, aligning with ACBF's mission under the African Union Commission. This accolade marks his second significant recognition in two years.

In 2022, Dogbevi received the Christopher J. Welles Prize for excellence in business reporting from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.

With over three decades of experience in journalism, Dogbevi specialises in business and investigative reporting. His work spans diverse sectors, including environment, trade, e-waste dumping, illicit financial flows, ICT, agriculture, and development. His relentless pursuit of truth and accuracy has significantly impacted public awareness and policy, particularly in Ghana.

Dogbevi’s extensive coverage of institutions like the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, ACBF, and the World Bank, underscores his commitment to high journalistic standards.

As Executive Director of NewsBridge Africa, a non-profit dedicated to journalistic excellence, Dogbevi trains journalists across the continent, further testifying to his dedication to the profession.

His impactful reporting on issues such as anti-corruption, e-waste dumping, and natural resource exploitation has not only informed the public but also sparked crucial conversations about sustainable development and governance, leading to legislative changes in Ghana.

This award is a testament to Dogbevi’s substantial contributions to journalism and capacity building in Africa. His work continues to inspire a new generation of journalists, setting a high bar for journalistic integrity and excellence. He remains a key partner in the largest journalism collaboration in West Africa's history, the ICIJ’s West Africa Leaks.

Maxime Domegni, Francophone Africa Editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, praised Dogbevi, saying, “This award recognises the outstanding journalism Emmanuel produces in Ghana and Africa. Despite challenging conditions, he has maintained an unwavering commitment to his craft.”

Kevin Brosnahan, Press Attaché at the US Embassy in Accra, echoed these sentiments: “Dogbevi is a professional dedicated to the pursuit of truth. His commitment to sharing his skills with others to improve the journalism profession is exemplary.”

As a media trainer, Dogbevi has imparted investigative journalism skills to over 400 individuals across Africa. His academic credentials include a Master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Ghana.

Recently elected Deputy Chair of The African Editors Forum (TAEF), Dogbevi has also held significant roles at Joy FM, Citi FM, and The Independent newspaper.

Ruona Meyer, a fellow investigative journalist, remarked: “Emmanuel deserves this honour. His contributions to journalism are clear, and his recognition at home is well-deserved. He is an outstanding colleague with a keen eye for news and investigations.”

The AllAfrica Media Leaders’ Summit, themed “Re-engineering African Media in Times of Critical Transformation,” brought together media leaders, policymakers, and champions of African development, underscoring the critical role of media in the continent’s growth.

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