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Meet the Finalists

We chose 10 finalists to be considered for the 2016 award. Click through their profiles to explore their innovative work. Then, VOTE for your favorite!

Derrick Wanjala


Huduma Jamii

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George Onyango


DADREG

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Joseph Joute


Tribal Enterprise

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Kwaku Kyei


Recnowa Initiative

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Melissa Kushner


goods for good

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Christine Chingondole


Community Care Project Trust

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Elise Kendall


KinoSol SBC

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Clarissa Uwineza

Environmental Protection & Organics

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Alex Bwaluka

Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development

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Peace Regina Hyde


Aim Higher Africa

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Voting Has Closed

Check back on September 22 for when the three winners are announced!

About the Award

The Waislitz Global Citizen Award, presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, annually awards three cash prizes totalling $100,000 to recognize individual excellence in work to end extreme poverty.

  • First place winner - $50,000
  • Second place winner - $35,000
  • Third place winner - $15,000

Applicants are evaluated based on individual merit in four key areas:

  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: How do you embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
  • IMPACT: What is your track record of reducing extreme poverty?
  • INNOVATION: How have you brought new thinking to overcoming the challenge of ending extreme poverty?
  • POTENTIAL: How would this award enable you to to scale or improve your work?

Each award winner will receive:

  • The opportunity to participate in the Global Citizen: The World on Stage with the world’s leaders in business, media, technology and culture
  • Two tickets to the 2016 Global Citizen Festival on September 24, 2016
  • A video feature created by Global Citizen to be presented during the Global Citizen Festival
  • Airfare and accommodations in New York for themselves and one (1) guest

Meet the Judges

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Hugh Evans

CEO
Global Citizen

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Alex Waislitz

Chairman & Founder
Thorney Investment Group

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Marissa Sackler

Founder
Beespace

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Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Founder
Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

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Gayle King

Co-Host
CBS This Morning

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The Waislitz Global Citizen Award is presented by:

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