Jóhannes Stefánsson (Iceland)
Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA)
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Nicola Gratteri (Italy)
Hamzat Lawal (Nigeria)
During the past few months we’ve received some really interesting nominations and the jury of the WIN WIN Award has been hard at work to select five shortlisted candidates who’ve all been fighting corruption in their own ways.
We want to thank everyone who sent in their nominations. It’s been inspiring to learn about so many people around the world that is fighting corruption for the greater good. The common denominator for the five shortlisted nominees is that by effectively fighting corruption they have contributed towards the achievement of one or several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Do you know someone between 13-29 years old who has fought corruption? Nominations for WIN WIN Youth Award is open until 30 april.
WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is a non-profit organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden, but with a global outlook. Our mission is to find and reward the people and organisations from around the world whose actions have resulted a more sustainable future. We also seek to educate and shed light on initiatives, developments and crucial challenges connected to sustainability.
The prize has been handed out yearly since 2000 and former winners include Kofi Annan, Al Gore, Gro Harlem-Brundtland and IPBES. The winner receives 1 million SEK (120 000 USD). To shake things up we pick a new theme every year which can be connected to United Nations 17 Global Goals. The theme for 2021 is ANTI-CORRUPTION.
Around the world, corruption is one of the biggest obstacles to sustainable development. Corruption can be defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain and occurs in many ways. The scientific community and organisations such as the UN and the World Bank agree that the costs to society of the rampant corruption around the world are enormous. Thus, successful sustainable development at a global scale will require focused efforts to combat corruption.
The nominations for this year’s theme are closed. The jury for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is now going through an exciting list of nominees and are then looking for people or organisations that by effectively fighting corruption have contributed towards the achievement of one or several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The jury expects nominees to have created change that will inspire others and to have shown what is necessary and possible on our journey toward a sustainable future.
For the theme we collaborate with the Swedish branch of the leading anti-corruption organisation Transparency International. Read more about our partners and collaborations HERE.
NOMINATIONS FOR WIN WIN YOUTH AWARD IS NOW OPEN
The nominations for the main WIN WIN Award has closed but we are now accepting nominations for WIN WIN Youth Award, which aims to empower and reward young people who play an active role in the creation of a more sustainable future. We welcome contributions from individuals, organisations and movements from all over the world, with members between the age 13 to 29.