Ncell Axiata Limited has been awarded with the prestigious World Communication Awards 2021 (WCA) under ‘The Social Contribution Award’ and ‘Crisis Response Award’ categories. The winners were announced at this year’s Total Telecom Congress event held on October 26 in London. Launched in 1999, the WCAs recognise innovation and excellence across the global telecoms industry and are revered across the sector. These awards highlight Ncell’s contribution towards the society through its social initiatives under corporate social responsibility (CSR) and efforts that the company has put forth in response of crisis such as flood, earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘The Social Contribution Award’ was presented to Ncell for its remarkable contribution for the sustainable development of the society via numerous social initiatives including in its focus area—Health, Education and Environment, supporting the government towards achieving the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Similarly, the ‘Crisis Response Award’ was given to Ncell for its continuous support to communities and the government in the COVID-19 response, earthquake 2015 and massive floods of 2014 and 2017. The Crisis Response Award was launched for the first time which Ncell managed to win among hundreds of record entries.
In accepting the wins under the two categories at the WCA 2021, Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell expressed his gratitude on receiving the awards. “We are truly honoured to receive the prestigious World Communication Awards 2021 under the two categories. These global recognitions are special as they reflect how we have made not only significant, but impactful contributions, for development and achieving SDGs in the society where we operate and how we have contributed in responding crisis for the benefit of communities and people of