Changing the world,
one leader at a time.
Thank you for your nominations!
This year’s nomination period ended on May 14
Educating Afghani Imams about Women’s Rights
RODRIGO RUBIDO ALONSO
Building Communities and Fulfilling Dreams
Finding Ways for Business and Renewables to Work Together
Innovative Diplomacy that Led to the Paris Agreement
Building a Global Campaign Against Chronic Kidney Disease
Working at the Intersection of Scientific Discovery and Delivery of Care for Infectious Diseases
Focusing on Urgent, Scalable Solutions to Achieve a Clean Energy, Zero Carbon Future
Enforcing Legal and Human Rights for Refugees
MARTÍN VON HILDEBRAND
Helping the Planet Breathe
Fighting Sex Trafficking and Helping Victims to Recover Their Lives
Pushing Audiences to Understand Their Deeper History Through Dance, Song, and Storytelling
THULI NOMKHOSI MADONSELA
Tackling Social Justice and Nurturing Democracy and Good Governance
Bringing Global Attention Through Storytelling to Issues Societies Are Uncomfortable Addressing
Using Natural Materials to Save the Planet
PLATEFORME DES CONFESSIONS RELIGIEUSES DE CENTRAFRIQUE
Clerics Seeking Peace, Reconciliation and Social Cohesion Amidst Violence in their Region.
Combating Counterfeit Medicine with Technology
CELINA DE SOLA
Fighting Poverty and Violence in Central America
DR. M. S. SWAMINATHAN
Eradicating the World of Hunger and Poverty
Leading Advocate for Establishing Ethical Guidelines for Neurotechnology and AI
ABOUT THE PRIZE
THE NOMINATION PROCESS
The 2020 nomination process closed on May 14. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations from all disciplines and from all corners of the world. We received more than 2,000 nominations from 135 countries!
TOP FIVE REASONS TO MAKE A NOMINATION!
Photographer, writer, activist and institution builder; Bangladesh
Politician, diplomat, economist and social activist; Argentina
Scholar focused on art, culture, policy, and women’s rights, Columbia University; US and India
MARY SCHNEIDER ENRIQUEZ
Houghton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums; US
Policy advisor and author focused on global environmental and philanthropic policy issues; US
Career diplomat, currently Ambassador to the United States; Singapore
Chairman, Tällberg Foundation and President, Zemi Communications; US
Lawyer, telecommunications expert, policy adviser to the Partido Popular; Spain
COO at Africa 50 Infrastructure Fund, business & human relations executive public & private sectors; Kenya
Sr Director, Diversity, Inclusion & People Innovation at Lego; UK
Organizational and leadership consultant, Leading Ventures; Tällberg Foundation board; Netherlands
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WHO MAKES THIS POSSIBLE?
The Tällberg Foundation, launched in 1981, exists to explore the issues that are challenging —and changing— our societies. Today, those challenges are profound: the world that we have known since the mid 20th century, which produced unprecedented peace as well as human advance, is changing at a pace and in directions that threaten to evolve towards Orwellian dystopia.
But forces for “good” still exist and need to be renewed, made more muscular and more effective. The Foundation aspires to be part of that process.
Tällberg’s work program focuses on understanding how to re-inject ethics into leadership; re-establish the legitimacy of governance; and manage, instead of being managed by, disruptive technologies, climate change, mass migration and other phenomena. We aim to contribute to the new thinking —and new acting— required by this moment in history.
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Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.9 billion through more than 4,600 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.