After announcing the ten winners of the Online Volunteering Award 2013, UNV invited citizens worldwide to vote for their favourite team. The online volunteers that helped the Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE) carry out research on the entrepreneurial environment in African countries and produced an e-book and articles got the most votes. The final product, titled “Hopes and Mirages”, is intended to serve as a guide for anyone who wishes to embark on a business enterprise in the region.
Two UN Volunteers were among the recipients of the Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Award for Volunteer Work this year. Established in 2009 by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Isa Award seeks to honour individuals and organizations around the globe that have served humanity in a profound way, so that their exceptional, selfless and tireless contribution does not go unnoticed.