ICJ Kenya emerged as the overall first runners up of the 2011 Civil Society of the Year Award (CSOYA). The event was held at The Nairobi Safari Club at Lilian Towers on Wednesday December 14, 2011. The overall winner was The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC). ICJ Kenya’s Chairman Mr Albert Kamunde was at the function and recieved the trophy on behalf of the organization.
The 2011 CSOYA awards had four themes under which organizations were required to reflect on and self evaluate themselves against. These self assesments were then subjected to a jury who went though each self assessment and visited some of the organizations. The themes were; Community Focus, Productivity & Impact, Leadership, Management & Governance, Human Resource & Talent Management and Financial Management & Stewardship.
In addition to emerging first runners up, ICJ Kenya won the Community Focus, Productivity and Impact category (jointly with KHRC), and was a runner up in the Financial Management and Stewardship category.
In 2008, ICJ Kenya was the overall winner of this award