Invitation to the One World Award ceremony

Online award ceremony: Monday, April 26th at 5 PM CEST

The winners of the sixth One World Award were selected. Celebrate with us unique projects and people from around the world.

The award ceremony will be broadcast live from Rapunzel headquarters in Legau/Bavaria. We are very pleased to welcome our guest of honor, Federal Development Minister, Dr. Gerd Müller, who will join us live as laudatory speaker.

Get to know the award winners and let yourself be inspired! Monday, April 26th at 5 PM CEST

Livestream coming soon

The One World Award (OWA) honors people and projects who make our world a better and more just place. The OWA showcases initiatives that encourage all of us and that present ways for a positive future. The award comes with a total sum of 45,000 Euro. IFOAM – Organics International is partner of the OWA.

At the online award ceremony, you will meet the winners Arava Institute (Israel), Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda (Mexico), Global Ecovillage Network (International/Scotland/Germany), Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania, Organic Denmark and the OWA Lifetime Achievement winners Tomoko and Yoshinori Kaneko from Japan. Find out who will get the One World Award Grand Prix that is endowed with 25,000 Euro prize money.

We cordially invite you to the award ceremony. We appreciate if you would also forward this invitation within your networks, to your partners and friends!

Reinforcements for the OWA jury

This year, the One World Award is presented for the 6th time. New this year: the OWA jury has grown and new experts enrich the team. In the future, the applications from all over the world will be evaluated by six instead of four jury members. 

Short portraits of the jury members:

Bernward Geier

Jury coordinator

Jury coordinator since 2008 when the OWA was first initiated. Bernward Geier has been active in more than 100 countries and for more than 40 years as networker, journalist, lecturer or moderator for agricultural issues and environmental politics.

Joseph Wilhelm,

The founder and managing director of Rapunzel Naturkost started the OWA in 2008. The organic pioneer is a worldwide promoter of organic agriculture and for just and peaceful living – with fair trade, proprietary organic cultivation projects and active involvement against agropoisons and GMOs.

Dr. Vandana Shiva,

The physicist with a PhD is globally involved in environmental issues, biodiversity, women's rights and sustainability. For her extensive engagement, she received several awards such as the Right Livelihood Award. She has been active as OWA jury member since the beginning.

Dr. Hans Herren,

The internationally-renowned scientist, farmer and Right Livelihood Award laureate is one of the new jury members. He founded the Biovision Foundation that focuses on developing successful organic strategies. In 2010, Hans Herren and Biovision were awarded with the OWA.

Julia Lernoud,

At the Reasearch Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), this new jury member used to compile the annual reports "The World of Organic Agriculture". Since 2017, she is member of the IFOAM - Organics International World Board. IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriulture Movements) has been partner of the OWA since its start.

Santiago J. Sarandón,

The professor of Agricultural Ecology is also new in the OWA jury. His research focuses on sustainable agriculture and biodiversity and he is an internationally-renowned lecturer and author.

Shamiso Mungwashu,

The co-founder of the „Fair Trade Support Network Zimbabwe” (FSNZ) is committed to improving the living conditions in her homeland - with respect to fair trade, organic agriculture, sustainable development or children's rights. The 2017 OWA laureate now supports the jury for the first time. 

One World Award

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


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

Award Partner

IFOAM – Organics International is the organic agent of change for true sustainability in agriculture, in value chains and consumption.