On March 15, 2015, the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, paid tribute to a group of officials striving to reduce risks of natural disasters.
Among these champions, Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) and Mayor of Tevragh-Zeina in Mauritania represented Africa and REFELA.
Mayor of Victoria, Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, nominated for World Mayor Award 2014.
Mme. Nassénéba Touré is awarded Ivory Coast Best Mayor Award August 2014
Ketcha Courtes, Mayor from the Municipality of Bangangte, received an Excellency Award at the United Nations Public Service Awards 2014 for her work on a sustainable project in the water and sanitation sector.
National capacity building seminar for Local Elected Women in Cameroon