The Right Livelihood College: Bridging the academia-activist gap

The Right Livelihood College aims to make the knowledge of the Laureates accessible to all and to make their “winning ideas” succeed and multiply.

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Livelihood Award recognises the pioneers changing our world for the better.

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Tony de Brum

Leading the way against climate change

Tony de Brum has dedicated a lifetime of public service in pursuit of an independent, secure and sustainable Marshall Islands, and he has courageously advanced his peoples’ vision of world free of nuclear weapons and filed lawsuits against...

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Improving the lives of the Inuit of the Arctic

Sheila Watt-Cloutier is one of the most outstanding advocates for the economic, social and cultural rights of the Inuit of the Arctic. As an elected representative of her people, administrator and advocate, Watt-Cloutier significantly contributed to an overhaul...


2014 Annual Report

Find information about the 2014 Laureates, updates from previous recipients, and reports about the Foundation's activities and financial statements in our Annual Report, available for download.

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera

Advancing LGBTI rights
in Uganda

Fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is one of the most courageous and outspoken human rights activists in Africa. Operating within a hostile and repressive...

Gino Strada & EMERGENCY

The people's surgeon in warzones

Gino Strada is an Italian surgeon and an outstanding humanitarian who has provided high-quality medical and surgical services to victims of war for two decades. EMERGENCY operates with the aim to transfer medical knowledge and expertise to local...



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