15 Oct Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a finalist for the 2020 Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize
We are very excited to let you know that our Founder and CEO, Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is among the seven finalists for the 2020 Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.
This was announced by the Tällberg Foundation on September 30th 2020. The Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize named in honor of Jan Eliasson, one of the most accomplished global diplomats of our era, is given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is innovative, courageous, rooted in universal values and global in implication.
“These women and men are changing a world that needs to be changed,” said Tällberg Foundation chairman Alan Stoga. “The jury wanted their selections not only to reflect the complexity and danger of the crises facing the world, but also the resourcefulness and resilience needed to confront those challenges. All of them are working for the same goal: to make a dark world brighter”.
“The pandemic has demonstrated the need for leadership and action that is global, value based, and impactful,” “That describes few of our elected politicians, but all of these people. Maybe we are looking for leaders in all the wrong places” added Alan Stoga.
In a statement released by Tällberg Foundation, “Dr. Gladys’ passion is an inspiration, as she works tirelessly to bring to the World’s attention the importance of a One Health approach to conservation, which recognizes these links and creates programs that foster synergies between conservation and public health, for the mutual benefit of all”. Read full statement here.
Three winners will be announced in November 2020, however, given the continued situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be invited to a virtual celebration and exploration of global leadership where they will join past laureates, jury members and other global leaders.
Each prize winner receives $50,000—made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and engagement with a network of leaders committed to moving our societies from what they are to what they could be. See a full list of finalists here.
Another virtual event about leadership will be held between 8th and 9th December 2020, leading to the prize ceremony.
During the week of October 5, Tällberg Foundation started highlighting one finalist a week on their social media channels and this week is dedicated to our work at Conservation Through Public Health and finalist, Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.
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