Right Livelihood Award
The Right Livelihood Award "celebrates and supports people of vision. People who have ideas and apply them in concrete initiatives for the public good. They give hope for tomorrow, for a world in peace and balance. They demonstrate how we can overcome oppression, war, poverty, the destruction of our environment, and a widespread sense of meaninglessness and fear." 
List of Laureates 
- 2011: Huang Ming (China); Jacqueline Moudeina (Chad); GRAIN (International); Ina May Gaskin (USA)
- 2010: Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria); Erwin Kräutler (Brazil); Shrikrishna Upadhyay / SAPPROS (Nepal); Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (Israel)
- 2009: David Suzuki (Canada); René Ngongo (Democratic Republic of Congo); Alyn Ware (New Zealand - Aotearoa); Catherine Hamlin (Ethiopia)
- 2008: Krishnammal Jagannathan and Sankaralingam Jagannathan / LAFTI (India); Amy Goodman (USA); Asha Hagi Elmi (Somalia); Monika Hauser (Germany)
- 2007: Christopher Weeramantry (Sri Lanka); Dekha Ibrahim Abdi (Kenya); Percy and Louise Schmeiser (Canada); Grameen Shakti (Bangladesh)
- 2006: Chico Whitaker Ferreira (Brazil) "…for a lifetime's dedicated work for social justice that has strengthened democracy in Brazil and helped give birth to the World Social Forum, showing that ‘another world is possible'"; Daniel Ellsberg (USA); Ruth Manorama (India); Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín (Colombia)
- 2005: Francisco Toledo (Mexico); Maude Barlow (Canada); Tony Clarke (Canada); First People of the Kalahari / Roy Sesana (Botswana); Irene Fernandez (Malaysia)
- 2004: Swami Agnivesh (India); Asghar Ali Engineer (India); Memorial (Russia); Bianca Jagger (Nicaragua); Raúl Montenegro (Argentina)
- 2003: David Lange (New Zealand); Walden Bello (Philippines); Nicanor Perlas (Philippines); Citizens' Coalition For Economic Justice, CCEJ (South Korea); Sekem / Ibrahim Abouleish (Egypt)
- 2002: Martin Green (Australia); Centre Jeunes Kamenge, CJK (Burundi); Kvinna Till Kvinna (Sweden); Martín Almada (Paraguay)
- 2001: Jose Antonio Abreu (Venezuela); Gush Shalom / Uri Avnery and Rachel Avnery (Israel); Leonardo Boff (Brazil); Trident Ploughshares (UK)
- 2000: Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher (Ethiopia); Munir (Indonesia); Birsel Lemke (Turkey); Wes Jackson / The Land Institute (USA)
- 1999: Hermann Scheer (Germany); Juan Garcés (Spain); Consolidation of the Amazon Region, COAMA (Colombia); Grupo de Agricultura Orgánica, GAO (Cuba)
- 1998: International Baby Food Action Network, IBFAN (Switzerland); Samuel Epstein (USA); Juan Pablo Orrego / Grupo de Acción por el Biobío (Chile); Katarina Kruhonja (Croatia); Vesna Terselic (Croatia)
- 1997: Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso); Jinzaburo Takagi (Japan)Laureate deceased; Mycle Schneider (France); Michael Succow (Germany); Cindy Duehring (USA)
- 1996: Herman Daly (USA); The Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia, CSMR (Russia); Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP) (India); George Vithoulkas (Greece)
- 1995: András Biró / Hungarian Foundation for Self-Reliance (Hungary); The Serb Civic Council (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Carmel Budiardjo (UK); Sulak Sivaraksa (Thailand)
- 1994: Astrid Lindgren (Sweden); Servol (Service Volunteered for All) (Trinidad); Hannumappa R. Sudarshan / Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, VGKK (India); Ken Saro-Wiwa / Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Nigeria)
- 1993: Arna Mer-Khamis (Israel); Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) (Zimbabwe); Vandana Shiva (India); Mary and Carrie Dann of the Western Shoshone Nation (USA)
- 1992: Kylätoiminta / Finnish Village Action (Finland); Gonoshasthaya Kendra / Zafrullah Chowdhury (Bangladesh); Helen Mack Chang (Guatemala); John Gofman (USA); Alla Yaroshinskaya (Russia)
- 1991: Edward Goldsmith (UK); Medha Patkar and Baba Amte / Narmada Bachao Andolan (India); Marie-Thérèse and Bengt Danielsson (Polynesia)Laureates deceased; The Rongelap People / Senator Jeton Anjain (Polynesia)Laureate deceased; Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais sem Terra, MST (Brazil); Commissão Pastoral da Terra, CPT (Brazil)
- 1990: Alice Tepper Marlin (USA); Bernard Lédéa Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso); Felicia Langer (Israel); Asociación de Trabajadores Campesinos del Carare (ATCC) (Colombia)
- 1989: Seikatsu Club Consumers' Cooperative (Japan); Melaku Worede (Ethiopia); Aklilu Lemma (Ethiopia) Laureate deceased; Legesse Wolde-Yohannes (Ethiopia); Survival International (UK)
- 1988: Inge Genefke / International Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (Denmark); José Lutzenberger (Brazil); John F. Charlewood Turner (UK); Sahabat Alam Malaysia-Sarawak (SAM) (Malaysia)
- 1987: Johan Galtung (Norway); The Chipko Movement (India); Hans-Peter Dürr (Germany); Frances Moore Lappé / Institute for Food and Development Policy (USA); Mordechai Vanunu (Israel)
- 1986: Robert Jungk (Austria); Rosalie Bertell (Canada); Alice Stewart (UK)Laureate deceased; Ladakh Ecological Development Group (India); Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan (Peru)
- 1985: Theo van Boven (Netherlands); Cary Fowler (Norway); Pat Mooney (Canada); Lokayan (India); Duna Kör / Janos Vargha (Hungary)
- 1984: Imane Khalifeh (Lebanon); Self-Employed Women's Association / Ela Bhatt (India); Winefreda Geonzon / FREE LAVA - Free Legal Assistance Association (Philippines); Wangari Maathai (Kenya)
- 1983: Leopold Kohr (Austria); High Chief Ibedul Gibbons and the people of Belau (Palau); Amory and Hunter Lovins (USA); Manfred Max-Neef (Chile)
- 1982: Erik Dammann / The Future in Our Hands (Norway); Anwar Fazal (Malaysia); Petra Kelly (Germany); Participatory Institute for Development Alternatives (PIDA) (Sri Lanka); George Trevelyan (UK)
- 1981: Mike Cooley (UK); Bill Mollison (Australia); Patrick van Rensburg (South Africa)
- 1980: Hassan Fathy (Egypt); Plenty International / Stephen Gaskin (USA)
Accessed December 2007: 
- Jakob von Uexkull, UK, former Member of the European Parliament, Founder and Chairman
- Monika Griefahn, Vice-Chair of the RLA Foundation
- Paul Ekins, Vice-Chair of the RLA Foundation
- Marianne Andersson, former Member of the Swedish Parliament
- Douwe van den Oever, Consultant, Zurich, Switzerland
"Apart from the five trustees, its past and present members include:" 
- Tani Adams, Guatemala. Founder and former Director, Greenpeace Latin America.
- Kerstin Bennett (ex-officio), Sweden. Operational Director, Right Livelihood Award Foundation.
- Frank Bracho, Venezuela. Former Ambassador to India.
- Rodrigo Carazo, Costa Rica. Former President.
- Diana Cohn, Senior Program Officer, Panta Rhea Foundation.
- James George, Canada. Former Ambassador, Member of the UN Disarmament Commission.
- Birgitta Hambraeus, Sweden. Former Member of Parliament.
- Sven Hamrell, Sweden. Senior Adviser, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.
- Thor Heyerdahl, Norway. Author and Explorer.
- Richard Jolly, UK. Honorary Professor, University of Sussex, former Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF.
- Doris Kareva, Estonia. Secretary-General, Estonian National Commission for UNESCO.
- Luis Lopezllera, Mexico. President, Promocion del Desarrollo Popular (PDP).
- Josh Mailman, USA. Founder, Threshold Foundation.
- Anuradha Mittal, India/USA. Executive Director, Oakland Institute.
- Thandika Mkandawire, Malawi. Director of UNRISD.
- Robert Muller, France. Former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN.
- Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Mauritania. Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa.
- Vithal Rajan, India. Chairman, Confederation of Voluntary Associations.
- Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Germany. Founder and Chairman, Grassroots Foundation.
- Kristina Svensson, Sweden. Former MP and Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Zambia.
- Albert Tevoedjre, Benin. Former Assistant Director-General of the ILO.
- Michaela Walsh, USA. Founder and past President of Women’s World Banking.
- Ponna Wignaraja, Sri Lanka. Former Secretary-General of the Society for International Development (SID).
Accessed December 2007: 
- Pia Gadd, Journalist, Sweden.
- Birgitta Hambraeus, former Member of the Swedish Parliament, Sweden.
- Sven Hamrell, Senior Adviser, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Sweden.
- Albrecht Kasper, Managing Director, Albertinen Stiftung, Germany.
- David Krieger, Founder, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, USA.
- Peter Nobel, Jur. Dr., Sweden.
- Annette Ringier, President, Right Livelihood Award Foundation Switzerland.
- Arne Ruth, former chief editor for culture of Dagens Nyheter, Sweden.
- Frank Schwalba-Hoth, former Member of the European Parliament, Belgium.
- Thomas Stromberg, Partner, Deloitte, Sweden.
- Carl Tham, former Swedish Minister, former Swedish Ambassador to Germany, Sweden.
- Margot Wallstrom, Vice-President of the European Commission, Belgium/Sweden.
- Anders Wijkman, Member of the European Parliament, Belgium/Sweden.
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Homepage, Right Livelihood Award, accessed December 20, 2007.
- List of Laureates, Right Livelihood Award, accessed December 9, 2011.
- Trustees, Right Livelihood Award, accessed December 20, 2007.
- Jury, Right Livelihood Award, accessed December 20, 2007.
- Advisory Council, Right Livelihood Award, accessed December 20, 2007.