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The finalists of the 4th One World Award 2014

With extraordinary commitment for a better world

The international OWA jury selected six finalists for this year’s One World Award (OWA) from nominations that were submitted from around the world. Every two years the Gold and Silver OWA, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the honorary OWA-VIP (One World Award for Very Impacting People) are awarded by the natural food producer Rapunzel Naturkost and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM).

Making a difference with heart and hand

The OWA award that is endowed with a total prize money of 35,000 Euro honors people, projects and innovative ideas with ecologic, economic and social impact that make the world a better place and promote justice. The OWA was initiated in 2008 by organic food pioneer Joseph Wilhelm, founder and Managing Director of Rapunzel Naturkost.
And the finalists are ...
  • Pioneer and political activist Ibrahima Seck, Senegal
  • Demeter winemaking family Frey, USA
  • Scientist and political activist Prof. Rita Schwentesius, Mexico
  • Hansalim Federation, South Korea
  • Activists C.K. Ganguly and Mary Vattamattan, Timbaktu Collective, India
  • Jadranka and Zlatko Pejic, Biovega, Croatia
All finalists were visited by the OWA coordinator who documented their work and gave input to the OWA jury members.
The laureate of the OWA GOLD Award receives prize money totaling 25,000 Euro and the OWA statue.
The laureates of the OWA Silver Award receive 2,500 Euro each and an OWA medal.
Lifetime Achievement Award and OWA-VIP – for a life’s work promoting sustainability
In addition to the OWA awards both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the OWA-VIP (One World Award for Very Impacting People) will be presented. These awards honor exceptional pioneers and people who have persistently promoted the development and distribution of the ecological movement throughout their lives.
The jury already announced that Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer receives this year’s honorary OWA-VIP award. The former German Federal Minister of the Environment and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is honored for his decade-long commitment within the organic food movement. The OWA-VIP is presented by Dr. Gerd Müller, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The laureates of the OWA Gold and Silver Awards as well as the laureate of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on September 19, 2014 on occasion of the Rapunzel One World Festival in Legau/Germany.

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[July 12]  The five finalists for the One World Award (OWA) 2012 have been determined. The candidates have been confirmed by the international OWA Committee at its jury session in Berlin. Moreover, the new member of the jury, Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, was warmly welcomed.

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The international ONE WORLD WARD (OWA) honors people and their projects that make the world a better place ...

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The OWA criteria provide potential nominees a guideline for assessing if they might qualify for the award.

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