Awuah has won many awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship, McNulty Prize, Membership in the Order of the Volta (one of Ghana’s highest awards), and the World Innovation Summit for Education Prize. In 2015, he was named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune, and received the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, given to UC Berkeley alumni with distinguished records of service to their countries. Awuah has also served on the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) of U.S. AID and is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Global Leadership Network; on the Council on Foreign Relations; and a member of Tau Beta Pi honor society for excellence in engineering.