Nomination and Selection Process

The 4BM Resilience Recognition Award establishes a transparent and inclusive nomination and selection process. This is to ensure fairness and encourage community participation. Potential winners will go through the following steps:

5th – 30th Sep 2023

October 2023

October 2023

About the Awards


The Kenya WhatsApp Impact Awards 2023, powered by The 4(4BM) aims to honor and acknowledge individuals and digital communities from the “4 gotten bottom millions” who have overcome adversity and achieved remarkable accomplishments, despite facing marginalization and limited resources. This award highlights their strength, determination, and transformative impact on society, who have done so using WhatsApp as their primary tool of trade.

Award Categories

The Kenya WhatsApp Impact Awards 2023, powered by 4BM recognizes the achievements and contributions of disadvantaged individuals and communities across various categories, empowering them to rise above challenges, inspire others and drive social impact. The overall winner will then be crowned the title, medal, and trophy of the Most Resilient 4BM. 

The detailed categories include:

  • Trailblazing Change makers: Recognizing the Social Impact Driver of the Year from Kenya’s bottom millions who have made the most significant contributions to improving the lives of marginalized communities with scarce resources and negligible or no support.

  • Artistic Mavericks:  Celebrating talented artists, musicians, performers, and writers from Kenya’s bottom millions who have created positive change despite the scarcity of resources or platforms.

  • Innovators Beyond Borders:  Acknowledging individuals from Kenya’s under-resourced ecosystems who have developed innovative projects or launched successful solutions to solve for grassroots most pressing social challenges.

  • Education and Empowerment: Honoring educators, mentors, and advocates from Kenya’s bottom millions who have made a positive impact on marginalized individuals’ lives and assisted them to overcome societal limitations in assessing skills for employment and job creation.

  • Guardians of the Earth: This is a rare Environmental Stewardship Award recognizing individuals and communities working towards deepening the climate adaptation and mitigation agenda with scaleable environmental conservation and sustainability initiatives despite the socioeconomic obstacles.

  • Health Heroes: Celebrating individuals or groups from Kenya’s bottom millions dedicated to improving the health and overall well-being of marginalized populations with limited access to universal health care and any form of insurance.
  • Beyond Gender Lenses: Embracing unlimited gender and social inclusion enthusiasts aiding both men and women, boys and girls to transcend gender roles and glass ceiling for impact.

  • Guides to Justice: Leading the Way for Unity and Equality on WhatsApp Singling out individuals concerning themselves with peaceful co-existence, quest for justice and cohesion among the vulnerable, volatile and at-risk populations.

  • Economic Dream weavers: Weaving Self-Reliance and Business Success Rewarding personalities whose central concern is to promote and find opportunities for decent livelihoods with entrepreneurship as the best alternative to joblessness, deviant behavior and crime.

 We believe that recognizing the work done by grassroots change drivers portends the highest potential to inspire confidence, trigger even more action and continuously transform our communities with the snowballing effect.

Why Participate?


  • National Recognition  & Networking: 4BM provides a rare platform for each participant in the awards process to gain national recognition. Opportunity to network and co-create with other impact drivers.

  • Unique Title & Award: We further magnify the image, and projects of the winners by bestowing the category title award medal and branded trophy.

  • Ongoing Support and Mentorship: 4BM and partners will extend support beyond the award ceremony by offering mentorship programs, networking opportunities, or small grants to assist winners and finalists from Kenya’s bottom millions to scale their impact projects. Create a community where past winners can share their experiences and inspire the next generation of unsung social impact drivers.


  • Sector Leadership: Partners have a unique opportunity to drive further their agenda and leapfrog others in setting the sector leadership

  • Branding Rights: Co-brand with 4BM and like-minded partners in every award material including website, banners, event giveaways, trophies, and medals.

  • Seat on the Advisory Board: Our title sponsors will have a peculiar opportunity to sit on the advisory board of 4MB to continue curating the sector agenda and interventions

Our Partners