Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana has been shortlisted for the prestigious Chatham House Prize 2017.
The chairperson who oversaw Ghana’s much talked about 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections that saw the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lose to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been nominated alongside Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO.
Charlotte Osei was nominated for ensuring a peaceful and transparent electoral process in Ghana in December 2016, further consolidating Ghana’s 24-year long democratic journey.
Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia: nominated for formally ratifying a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group and bringing an end to the war in Colombia.
Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO: nominated for steering NATO through one of the most complicated periods in its recent history.
The Chatham House Prize is awarded to the person, persons or organization deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.
The winner will be announced later this year, and an award ceremony will take place in the autumn.
Past recipients of the Chatham House Prize include former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffour, Mrs. Hillary Clinton and a few others.