African Cleanup Initiative was nominated for the Ken Saro-Wiwa Environmental Management Category in the 2020 Community and Human Rights Award CAHR Award alongside other organizations like Guinness Nigeria, Nigeria Breweries, The Network of Civil Society in Environment, International Climate Change Development Initiative, Women in Technology in Nigeria and International Breweries.

The award is given to organisations who have committed to ensuring they leave positive impact on the environment.

The voting exercise ended on the 3rd of November 2020 and on the 18th of November African Cleanup Initiative won the award as a result of her positive impact in the environment for the past 10 years and was presented to the CEO of African Cleanup Initiative, Mr. Alex Akhigbe at the award ceremony.