In 2007 Joaquim Chissano was awarded
the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize
for Achievement in African Leadership by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
The $ 5 million Mo Ibrahim Award is three times bigger than the Nobel PrizePresident Chissano received the inaugural Ibrahim Prize for his achievements in bringing peace, reconciliation, stable democracy and economic progress to his country.The Prize also recognizes the major contribution he has made outside his country’s borders.
Joaquim Alberto Chissano was the second President of Mozambique, serving from 1986 to 2005. He is credited with transforming the war- torn country of Mozambique into one of the most successful African democracies.
Mr. Chissano currently chairs the Joaquim Chissano Foundation. Among many positions, he is an Eminent Member of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation and a Member of the Club of Madrid. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.