On 13 February 2016 the Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, was invited to attend the 2nd Annual Ubuntu Awards, which were held in Cape Town, South Africa, and hosted by the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. In 2015, at the inaugural Ubuntu Awards ceremony ACCORD Trustee H.E. Ambassador Billy Modise was one of the recipients of the Ubuntu Lifetime Achiever Award.
The aim of the Ubuntu Awards are to recognise South African industry leaders and eminent persons for their contributions to promoting South Africa’s national interests and values across the world, with a number of awards presented in different categories.