In February 2012, CDS in association with partners entered into an African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II) Business Plan Competition in the United States.
Out of 495 entries; CDS was blessed to have been one of the 17 winners.
The winning proposal: “Renewable Energy through the Vehicle of Affordable Housing: The Affordable Passive House Prototype”.
In 2015, Chinwe Ohajuruka was again blessed to have become the Sub-Saharan African Laureate of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. She was privileged to have become one of 19 Laureates out of approximately 1800 applications!