All entries were evaluated by the jury for feasibility and creativity, for impact and sustainability. Extra attention was given to peace efforts which took place in particularly difficult circumstances were the post-election violence had been most intense.
Independent judges: The jury
We were honoured to have the following people in the jury for the Building Bridges award. They were the ones who choose the final winners in each category. It was important to have an independent jury all unrelated to the organisers of the competition.
The jury members were:
• Sharad Rao (chair) - Legal advisor, former Director of Public Prosecutions
• Mr. Mutuku Nguli - Chief Executive of Peace and Development Network Trust (PeaceNet Kenya)
• Ms. Julie Gichuru - Television talk show moderator and anchor, Citizen TV
• Mr. Daniel Kiptugen - Security, Conflict and Peace Adviser, Oxfam GB