The Tällberg Foundation Global Leaders and Prizes

The Tällberg Foundation seeks to identify and honor people who are acting—and leading—in principled ways that challenge paradigms that need to be challenged and who have the potential to inspire others to do the same.

The Tällberg Foundation Global Leaders are women and men who demonstrate the kind of leadership demanded by the challenges of the 21st century: innovative, imaginative, flexible, systems-based, risk-taking and, above all, ethical. By honoring them, the Foundation not only seeks to nurture and extend their accomplishments, but also to encourage others to follow their examples.

Tällberg Global Leaders are nominated through an open, online process.  Anyone from any country from any discipline is eligible:  politicians, statesmen, scientists, educators, social entrepreneurs, educators, environmentalists, artists, religious and military figures, and others—literally anyone who meets the broad (and deliberately vague) criteria suggested above.

The nomination process for 2016 was open from 1 April to 10 June, after which an international jury reviewed the nominations and selected the people who, in their judgment, best exemplify the types of leaders needed today.

The Tällberg Global Leaders are also eligible for the annual Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prizes, which carry a prize amount of $50,000.  Last year the jury chose two prize winners: Jamila Afghani and Martín von Hildebrand.


Important dates:

April 1: Nominations open

June 10: Closing date for nominations

Mid-August: Jury deliberations take place

October 12: Finalists are notified

November 28-30: Global Leaders’ workshop and Prize ceremony in Amsterdam


Why does the Foundation support the Global Leaders and the Prize processes?

We believe that many societies – and, indeed, the global system itself – are at or approaching inflection points. Institutions, paradigms, and societal norms are under enormous pressure to change, but old habits die hard even if they no longer are adequate to deal with new realities. That puts, or should put, enormous value on courageous leaders and leadership, and the Tällberg Foundation aspires to identify, reward and thereby promote leadership behaviors that have the potential to produce positive change in the face of significant resistance.

We believe that many societies – and, indeed, the global system itself – are at or approaching inflection points. Institutions, paradigms, and societal norms are under enormous pressure to change, but old habits die hard even if they no longer are adequate to deal with new realities. That puts, or should put, enormous value on courageous leaders and leadership, and the Tällberg Foundation aspires to identify, reward and thereby promote leadership behaviors that have the potential to produce positive change in the face of significant resistance.

We want to identify and honor people who are acting and leading in principled ways that challenge paradigms that need to be challenged and who have the potential to inspire others to do the same, across national, cultural, or ideological borders.


Who are the Tällberg Foundation Global Leaders 2016?

Eleni Antoniadou is a multidisciplinary researcher in Regenerative Medicine, Artificial Organ Bioengineering and Space Medicine who focuses on the development of artificial organs from stem cells as an alternative therapeutic pathway for transplantations. She also serves as the President of the European Health Parliament in Brussels and is an advocate in raising awareness about illegal and immoral organ trafficking.

Christiana Figueres served as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for the past six years where her innovative diplomacy helped to deliver the unprecedented climate change agreement last December.

Sunitha Krishnan is the Co-Founder of Prajwala, an anti-sex trafficking organization in Hyderabad, India that has evolved pioneering, effective rehabilitation programs for victims of sex crime and sex trafficking. She has also advocated for policy changes and legal reforms for the welfare of victims of sex trafficking.

Thuli Nomkhosi Madonsela is the Public Protector of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Ombudsman Research Centre in Durban, South Africa who has leveraged the power of her office to promote good governance, executive ethics and the rule of law in the face of entrenched opposition.

Celina de Sola is the Co-Founder of Glasswing, a community-based education and public health initiative based in El Salvador that works throughout Central America. By employing an open, engaging, and optimistic lens towards development, she and her colleagues have catalyzed unlikely, but successful collaborations among government, business, and community groups—often in the context of otherwise violent societies.

In 2015 the five Tällberg Foundation Leaders were:

Jamila Afghani, Founder and Program Director of the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Antonella Battaglini, Founder and CEO of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) in Berlin, Germany.

Jason Glaser, Founder, President and CEO of La Isla Foundation in San Salvador, El Salvador and Chicago, Illinois.

Martín von Hildebrand, Founder and General Director, Fundación Gaia Amazonas in Bogota, Colombia.

Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, Founder and Chairman of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai, India.


 

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General information
http://www.tallbergfoundation.org/prize/

Nomination form
http://www.tallbergfoundation.org/nominate/

Global Leaders 2015
http://www.tallbergfoundation.org/?p=4491

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