COG Award

The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) in year 2010 inaugurated an Award for excellence in governance, titled the “ICPSK Champions of Governance (COG) Award”. The Award which is now in its Eighth edition aims at recognizing institutions and individuals that exhibit the highest standards of practice of good governance. The Award aims at promoting practices in good governance in the following ways:-

  1. Recognition of practice and application of good governance in the both the public and private sector entities.
  2. Recognition of innovations in organizations that support good governance.
  3. Encouraging organizations to focus on enhancement of good governance.

Since the inauguration of this Award in 2010, the data collected from the assessment of the participants has been used to develop a governance index for Kenya the  Champions of Governance Index (CGI). The CGI is based on an analysis of data collected during the four years of the Champions of Governance Award (2010-2013)  and is a national performance indicator on governance based on the governance audit of various organizations in both public and private sectors.  The COG Award therefore provides a benchmark for organizations that pride themselves in upholding practices of good governance and recognize the value that good governance brings to their business.


The Award has the following categories and in each category there are three awards, best in the category and first and second runners up:-

  1. Agricultural Sector Award
  2. Finance and Investment Sector Award
  3. Commercial and Services Sector Award
  4. Industrial and Allied Sector Award
  5. Insurance Sector Award
  6. Statutory Bodies Award
  7. Small and Medium Enterprises Award
  8. Co-operative Sector Award
  9. Retirement Benefits Sector Award
  10. Water Services Sector
  11. NGO/Humanitarian Sector Award
  12. Faith Based Sector Award
  13. Education Sector Award
  14. Commission of the Year Award
  15. Chairman of the year Award
  16. COG CEO of the year Award
  17. Company Secretary of the year Award
  18. Champion of Governance Award
  19. Most Improved organization Award

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