This award is given to members of the African Division who have shown exemplary commitment, leadership and service to plant pathology and the African Division. The contributions may be in research, teaching, extension, or any other aspect of plant pathology in either an academic or nonacademic environment. Nominees must be active members of the African Division such as attending division meetings and/or holding division office. Nominations must be accompanied by a statement (no more than two typewritten pages), double-spaced, giving the name, current position and affiliation, and years and names of institutions granting degrees. A comprehensive vita that describes their accomplishments and supportive citations or other material that qualify the nominee for the award should also be included. All documents should be combined into one file (PDF) and sent to the current APS African Division President Elect.