AVN African Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship was founded by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and his wife, Hilde. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has been identifying the world’s leading social entrepreneurs in over 40 countries around the globe. Social entrepreneurs implement innovative and pragmatic solutions to social problems by tackling the root causes and creating social transformation.



Selected social entrepreneurs of the Schwab Foundation network are invited to participate in World Economic Forum events, such as the one held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from May 9th – 11th. This event, to which Thomas Granier, accompanied by Antoine Horellou, AVN Development Director, was invited, provided unique opportunities for them to connect with business, political, and media leaders, in particular from Africa, and to meet potential future partners.


These photos were taken during the prize-giving ceremony on Thursday May 10th.


Thomas Granier receiving the prize...

..and with the Presidents of Nigeria and Gabon