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Peter Wahome is developing a new approach to tourism that emphasizes people-to-people contact and provides new sources of livelihood for people and communities engaged in the production of home-based crafts.
Modern agricultural policy and the heavy subsidization of industrial farms in Europe have stripped farmers of their political and economic influence, creating an overall state of listlessness in rural Spain and driving many to abandon the profession altogether. In response, Beatriz Fadón Junyent is helping traditional farmers transition to eco-farming to revitalize the industry and improve environmental sustainability.
Franz Dullinger is reforming European Union (EU) and regional political processes in economically weak regions of Germany, helping citizens take charge of their own development.
Jonah Edelman is creating a voice for the silent among us—children—by enabling citizen leaders to help children get the excellent public education and support they need to thrive. Framing child advocacy as a 21st century civil rights issue, Jonah aims to create an independent, non-partisan voice for children.
Ashok Khosla’s Development Alternatives Group innovates sophisticated technology, creates delivery mechanisms for widespread scale and equips local entrepreneurs in India to manage small enterprises. Ashok has pioneered a commercially viable model to integrate social development, economic development and environmental preservation in the citizen sector. Development Alternatives today is one of the premier development institutions in the developing world.
Reshma is providing the early voice and leadership for persons living with mental illness to speak and advocate for their own rights. She is building a global community of people, both those living with and without mental illness, who are committed to this idea of self-advocacy and can become a powerful voice to respond to issues of stigma and injustice.
Sasa Vucinic and the organization he co-founded are creating a new class of media entrepreneurs by providing affordable and targeted capital coupled with management and technological know-how. The capital and know-how, taken together, strengthen independent media, particularly in places where it is most challenged and under threat—in the developing world.
Starting in Upper Egypt, one of the poorest areas of the country, Tandiar Samir Mossaad is professionalizing nursing and, in doing so, improving healthcare and creating jobs.
Peter is promoting sustainable environmental and economic policies through the effective community organization, education, and mobilization of those who are most harmed by Zambia’s destructive extractive industry: rural citizens who depend on the Zambezi and Kafue water basins for their health and livelihoods.