The Skoll Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2020 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.
The annual awards provide unrestricted grants to social entrepreneurs and organizations working to disrupt the status quo and drive sustainable, large-scale change. This year's awardees will each receive $1.5 million to scale and boost the impact of their work.
Recipients include Dr. Aparna Hegde of ARMMAN, which leverages technology to promote health-seeking behaviors among pregnant women, mothers, and children in India; Tiana Epps-Johnson, Donny Bridges, and Whitney May of the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which provides free and low-cost trainings and tools designed to foster a more informed and engaged electorate and help modernize U.S. elections; Celina de Sola and Ken Baker of Glasswing International, which leverages existing community resources to interrupt cycles of violence and create opportunities for children and youth — local changemakers — across Latin America; Drew Kodjak of the International Council on Clean Transportation, which provides research and analysis to government officials and other stakeholders with the aim of improving the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation; and Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, which develops tech tools designed to enable secure, collaborative, data-driven investigations while upholding journalistic ethics and editorial standards.
"The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship shines a light on emerging leaders who fearlessly work in their own way to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous world for all," said Skoll Foundation founder and chair Jeff Skoll. "The current COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of this type of solutions-oriented global leadership, and of our common humanity."
(Photo credit: ARMMAN)