ChildFund’s Davidson Jonah wins prestigious award for work in conflict/disaster zones around the world

RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Davidson Jonah, ChildFund International’s field operation support
director for global operations, has been named the 2016 recipient of the
prestigious InterAction Security Advisory Group Distinguished
Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes exceptional performance
by NGO security professionals, particularly those who significantly
contribute to NGO’s abilities to protect their personnel, assets,
information or operations overseas.

“My determination has always been to discharge my responsibility with a
passion and to make a difference,” said Jonah. “I am honored that my
efforts are appreciated. Thanks to ChildFund for giving me the space, to
my many colleagues with whom I have interacted around the globe, and to
InterAction for this recognition.”

Jonah first joined ChildFund in his home country of Sierra Leone in
1985. He has worked for ChildFund in places like Chad, Guinea, Uganda,
Kosovo, Columbia, Liberia, Philippines, Senegal and Indonesia.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Davidson
Jonah,” said ChildFund International President Anne Lynam Goddard.
“Davidson has a deep commitment to improving lives and effecting change,
and has dedicated his 30 years with ChildFund to ensuring our work is
undertaken in a safe and secure environment.”

InterAction is the largest U.S. alliance of nongovernmental
international organizations, with more than 180 members. Jonah is one of
six individuals and groups to be honored by InterAction for outstanding
leadership in the effort to help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable
communities. All awards will be presented during InterAction’s annual
forum in Washington D.C. April 18-20, 2016. For more information about
the award recipients, visit

Note to the Editor: For information about InterAction or other
awardees, please contact Burt Edwards at 202-552-6554 (office) or
703-861-8237 (cell) or

ChildFund International is a global child development and protection
organization serving 19.7 million children and family members in 30
countries. For more than 75 years, we have helped children grow to their
full potential and create lasting change in their communities. A member
of ChildFund Alliance, we build supportive environments where all
children can be safe, healthy and educated. Most of our funding comes
from individual sponsors who contribute monthly towards the wellbeing of
a particular child. For more information, visit


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