African projects star at Partnerships Awards

The annual Partnerships Awards took place with a gala ceremony in London last night, with two African projects receiving Gold Awards.

The Karamoja Primary Education Programme in Uganda took the Best Education Project title, beating off competition from the UK’s Priority School Building Programme Batch 1, which received a Silver Award.

And Zambia’s Scaling Solar initiative won the Best Utilities Project category, with the judges describing it as a trailblazer for the development of new energy generation in emerging markets.

Meanwhile, Australia’s High Capacity Metro Trains project scooped the Best Transit and the coveted ‘project of projects’ Grand Prix awards, while Meridiam’s Julia Prescot was awarded the Individual Contribution of the Year prize.

In the companies categories, Mott MacDonald reclaimed the hard-fought Technical Adviser of the Year crown, while Nord/LB scooped the Debt Provider of the Year prize. There were also wins for Hogan Lovells, EY and DIF.

To see all of the night’s winners, click here. And to read the Book of the Night, which includes more details on all the night's winners, click here.