Donor and Award Partners


The Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-corruption Excellence Award is an annual event organized by the Rule of Law and Anti Corruption Center (ROLACC) and UNODC to award the best ideas that fight against corruption.
For the SEMA team, on 9th December 2019 in Kigali Rwanda, is a day that will always be cherished on the SEMA calendar as we received the prestigious anti corruption prize alongside other great activists from different countries, including South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, USA and Kyrgyzstan. The Award handed out by the Emir of Qatar and the President of Rwanda has the shape of an open hand symbolizing transparency, openness and the values that underpin the struggle against corruption.


D - Prize

D-Prize seeds new ventures scaling access to evidence-based poverty interventions. SEMA in 2017 was privileged to be one of the entrepreneurs awarded by D- Prize for the Transparency Challenge and how citizen reporting platforms can be used to hold government officials accountable and reduce corruption.


London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

One of our founders, Nathalie Dijkman was honoured to be awarded by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)as the Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.


Innovation for Change

The Innovation for Change (I4C) Africa Hub based in Kenya is a vital new physical and online space for regional ideas and social innovations, powered by our dynamic, growing community of civic space advocates from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), technologists and cross-sectoral partners.

Transparency International

Transparency International is a global movement working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corruption. We focus on issues with the greatest impact on people’s lives and hold the powerful to account for the common good. Through our advocacy, campaigning and research, we work to expose the systems and networks that enable corruption to thrive, demanding greater transparency and integrity in all areas of public life.

Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law

The Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law is a vibrant network of experts working on generating, sharing, interrogating and applying evidence in the field of security & rule of law. The Platform’s main objective is to improve the learning capacity and knowledge base of its members, specifically decision makers for Security & Rule of Law (SRoL) policy and programs.


Civil Society Platform for Peace building and State building

CSPPS is a global network of civil society actors, experts and academics from the South and the North who work together to support peacebuilding and statebuilding projects in fragile situations.

African Union

SEMA emerged as one of the top 5 winners of the 2020 innovation challenge on governance and democracy. The Innovation Challenge was launched by the African Union through the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, in a joint project with the Common market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The project targeted African innovators, innovation hubs/labs and organizations with a non-profit or for-profit background with initiatives and ideas that are contributing immensely to the culture of good governance, entrenching democratic values, creating social cohesion, bridging social religious, and tribal divides, building a common vision, creating platforms for dialogue, blowing the lid on widespread corruption, trafficking of persons and illegal arms and many more - ultimately contributing to creating a peaceful and prosperous Africa - Silencing the Guns.