This annual competition provides an opportunity for leading professional services sector firms to showcase their outstanding recent achievements overseas. Mo beat off intense competition to win the award, judged by a panel of industry experts, led by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. The award was presented at a gala dinner, attended by His Royal Highness and The Rt Hon Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development.
His Royal Highness said, “As Chair of the judges, I can report that, once again, the Awards entries have overall been of outstanding quality, demonstrating the consistent, world-class innovation that is being delivered by UK companies in this sector in response to ever more challenging demands.”
The Young Consultant of the Year accolade is awarded to the person that has demonstrated serious achievement on the international stage and shows great future potential. Mo was recognised for his incredible impact on health systems in a variety of fragile states. From influencing the strategic direction of USAID’s health portfolio in South Sudan, to supporting the UN reform process through an evaluation of WHO’s presence in Uganda, Kyrgyzstan and Sudan, to training community and government health workers on health information systems: Mo is passionate about transforming the way we work in health at every level. To supplement this, he has founded a successful, UK-based social enterprise – Aid Works – through which he is pulling together a team of like-minded consultants, whilst also training and inspiring the international development workers of tomorrow.
Mo said, “I’m honoured to receive this prestigious award, and for my work with Aid Works to be recognised by this respected industry forum. It comes at an exciting time of expansion for our organisation, as we are gathering a team of talented and like-minded consultants and volunteers with a view to making maximum impact where it is most needed. The gala dinner also enabled us to spread the word about our innovative schools programme, which we have successfully piloted and for which we are seeking corporate sponsorship.”