In 2011 the German Africa Award was awarded to Abdikadir Hussein Mohamed. Abdikadir Hussein Mohamed, born in 1971, belongs to a young and democratic generation of Kenyan politicians and was one of the key figures in the implementation of the new constitution in Kenya.
The Harvard lawyer was responsible for parliamentary oversight of the implementation of the 2010 Constitution, which was considered a democratic revolution in the African context and was associated with high hopes for a pacification of the politically heated climate in Kenya. With his dedicated commitment to human rights, separation of powers, the rule of law, and democratic representation, Abdikadir Hussein Mohamed stands for a generation of young, modern and self-confident Africans who are successfully taking the fate of their continent into their own hands.
The award was presented by Federal President Christian Wulff.