ChildFund's Davidson Jonah wins prestigious award for work in conflict/disaster zones around the world

RICHMOND, Va.--()--Davidson Jonah, ChildFund International’s field operation support director for global operations, has been named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious InterAction Security Advisory Group Distinguished Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes exceptional performance by NGO security professionals, particularly those who significantly contribute to NGO’s abilities to protect their personnel, assets, information or operations overseas.

“My determination has always been to discharge my responsibility with a passion and to make a difference,” said Jonah. “I am honored that my efforts are appreciated. Thanks to ChildFund for giving me the space, to my many colleagues with whom I have interacted around the globe, and to InterAction for this recognition.”

Jonah first joined ChildFund in his home country of Sierra Leone in 1985. He has worked for ChildFund in places like Chad, Guinea, Uganda, Kosovo, Columbia, Liberia, Philippines, Senegal and Indonesia.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Davidson Jonah,” said ChildFund International President Anne Lynam Goddard. “Davidson has a deep commitment to improving lives and effecting change, and has dedicated his 30 years with ChildFund to ensuring our work is undertaken in a safe and secure environment.”

InterAction is the largest U.S. alliance of nongovernmental international organizations, with more than 180 members. Jonah is one of six individuals and groups to be honored by InterAction for outstanding leadership in the effort to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities. All awards will be presented during InterAction’s annual forum in Washington D.C. April 18-20, 2016. For more information about the award recipients, visit www.interaction.org/forum-2016-awards.

Note to the Editor: For information about InterAction or other awardees, please contact Burt Edwards at 202-552-6554 (office) or 703-861-8237 (cell) or bedwards@interaction.org.

ChildFund International is a global child development and protection organization serving 19.7 million children and family members in 30 countries. For more than 75 years, we have helped children grow to their full potential and create lasting change in their communities. A member of ChildFund Alliance, we build supportive environments where all children can be safe, healthy and educated. Most of our funding comes from individual sponsors who contribute monthly towards the wellbeing of a particular child. For more information, visit www.ChildFund.org.

Contacts

ChildFund International
Jonathan Orr, 804-756-2700 Ext. 2356
jorr@childfund.org

Release Summary

ChildFund International’s field operation support director for global operations has been named the 2016 recipient of the InterAction Security Advisory Group Distinguished Achievement Award

Contacts

ChildFund International
Jonathan Orr, 804-756-2700 Ext. 2356
jorr@childfund.org