Help us find the next Right Livelihood Laureates!

News 24.01.2023

Do you know any courageous and innovative change-makers who strive to create a more just, peaceful and sustainable world for those around them? Take the chance to nominate them for the 2023 Right Livelihood Award, with nominations now open!

We are seeking new nominees for the Award from all walks of life who are leading changemakers in their field. The deadline for submitting a nomination is March 1, 2023.

Nominations are fully open to the public, therefore, excluding self-nominations, anyone is able to nominate any individual or organisation creating change through their innovative and life-changing work.

To nominate a candidate (preferably in English, but French and Spanish are also accepted), please submit nominations through our online nominations form.

Want to know more about the Right Livelihood Award?

You can also read more about the Award here.

“This award offers recognition and a system of solidarity for not only my mom and me, but for the big team that we work with that doesn’t always have a spotlight on them.” (Ilwad Elman, Somalia, 2022 Laureate)

Right Livelihood has presented the Award annually since 1980. Through the award, we honour and support the actions of brave visionaries and aims to boost urgent and long-term social change. We do not apply any special categories – the world is complex and interconnected. You can learn more about Laureates in the fields of human rights, environment, journalism, peace, culture and sustainable development, to name a few examples, among our 190 Laureates from 74 countries.

Do not hesitate to contact us via email at or by phone at +41 (0)22 555 0943 if you have questions about the nomination process. Feel free to share this information with your contacts and network, and encourage them to also nominate.

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