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About Global Citizen Prize

The Global Citizen Prize celebrates remarkable changemakers who are taking exceptional actions to end extreme poverty NOW.

These extraordinary activists keep the world’s poor at the forefront of their life’s work, take exceptional actions to end extreme poverty in their own communities, and foster social change across the globe.

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2022 Global Citizen Prize Winners

Nidhi Pant

2022 Cisco Youth Leadership Award

The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award was established by Cisco and Global Citizen to recognize and lift up a young person positively impacting the world, demonstrate the impact that young people are having on achieving the United Nation's Global Goals, and accelerate global problem solving.

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Mitzy Cortés

2022 Citizen Award Mexico

Defender of the Earth | Futuros Indígenas Network

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Brianna Fruean

2022 Citizen Award Oceania

Climate Activist | Pacific Climate Warriors

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Anuscheh Amir-Khalili

2022 Citizen Award Germany

Activist & Social Entrepreneur | Flamingo e.V.

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Payzee Mahmod

2022 Citizen Award UK

Child Marriage Survivor & Campaigner | IKWRO - Women’s Rights Organisation

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Khanyisile Motsa (aka “Mam Khanyi”)

2022 Citizen Award Southern/Eastern Africa

Founder and Director | Berea-Hillbrow Home of Hope for Girls

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 Yemi Adamolekun

2022 Citizen Award Nigeria

Active Citizen & Connector | Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria

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Barbie Izquierdo

2022 Citizen Award North America

Food Security Activist and Consultant

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Countdown to the Prize

Hosted by Scott Evans

The Countdown to the Prize digital pre-show, hosted by Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans, will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists, special packages on the Prize winners, and a virtual red carpet, streaming at 7:30 P.M. ET on Facebook and Twitter. 

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