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16 Oct.2019

Tropics Business Summit

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TROPICS Changemakers Awards® Nominations.

Do you know someone who’s making a difference in Africa and the Diaspora? Nominate your co-worker, colleague, friend, relative or neighbor for a TROPICS Changemakers Award.


Tropics Changemakers 2018 Winners

Categories include:

  • Art & Entertainment
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Civic Service
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Nonprofit
  • Philanthropy


The 2nd annual TROPICS Changemakers Awards honor leaders in various fields in Africa and in the Diaspora. TROPICS Changemakers Awards can be nominated by anyone in the community. All nominees must be based in Africa or across the world and over age 18. The winners will be featured in the December issue of TROPICS Magazine and honored at the 2019 TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT.

To nominate a Changemaker, kindly email us at and Cc 


TROPICS Changemakers Categories

Art & Entertainment — Recognizes a person who has contributed to the arts — whether it be music, film, theater or fine arts. This TROPICS Changemaker’s talent has impacted the community and brought joy to others.

Business & Entrepreneurship — Recognizes a person who has achieved success in business. This person may run a startup, family business or company that gives back to the community through job creation or philanthropic support. This TROPICS Changemaker is a leader and visionary and has earned respect from the people he or she works with.

Civic Service — Recognizes a person who has served his or her community through volunteer work, social action or government engagement. This TROPICS Changemaker selflessly spends time bettering the community and deserves recognition for his or her efforts.

Education — Recognizes a person who has dedicated his or her time to educate and mentor the young leaders of tomorrow. This TROPICS Changemaker may be a teacher, school administrator, professor or anyone who has helped a young person learn and achieve.

Medicine — Recognizes a person who is a role model in the field of medicine. This person may be a nurse, doctor or researcher working tirelessly to find a cure. This TROPICS  Changemaker treats patients or those in recovery with the highest respect and kindness.

Nonprofits — Recognizes a person who pours his or her time and energy working for or leading a nonprofit in Africa and in the Diaspora. This TROPICS Changemaker goes above and beyond to help nonprofits better the lives of people and places in our community.

Philanthropy — Recognizes a person who goes out of his or her way to serve others in the community. This TROPICS Changemaker puts other people or organizations in front of themselves and has spent considerable time raising money and/or awareness for causes.