Media Advisory: 2022 Laureates to be honoured on November 30 in Stockholm

Press releases 21.11.2022

STOCKHOLM – Recipients of the 2022 Right Livelihood Award hailing from Somalia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Uganda are being honoured on Wednesday, November 30, in a televised live Award Presentation in Stockholm. All four Laureates will be attending the celebration in person.

Time: 19:30 CET on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Place: Cirkus, Djurgårdsslätten 43-45, Stockholm, Sweden

Livestream (YouTube):

The 2022 Laureates are:

Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman “for promoting peace, demilitarisation and human rights in Somalia in the face of terrorism and gender-based violence.”

Oleksandra Matviichuk and the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) “for building sustainable democratic institutions in Ukraine and modelling a path to international accountability for war crimes.” Also recipients of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

Cecosesola of Venezuela “for establishing an equitable and cooperative economic model as a robust alternative to profit-driven economies.”

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) “for their courageous work for climate justice and community rights violated by extractivist energy projects in Uganda.”

The Laureates are all available for interviews in Stockholm or online. Please contact us (information below) for interview requests.

Matviichuk is also holding an online press conference to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Time: 11:00 CET on Wednesday, November 30

Register here.


More about the Award Presentation:

Live signal: Contact us for details!

Press tickets are available to attend the event in person!

Access and download photos in real time during the event.

Find other photos and videos of the Laureates here.

Please note our updated logotype! Find more information in our Press Kit.


Media contacts

International media: Emoke Bebiak,, +41 78 333 84 84

German media: Julia Naumann and Nina Tesenfitz,,

+49 170 5763 663

Spanish media: Nayla Azzinnari,, +54 9 11 5460 9860

Swedish media: Sydney Nelson,, +46 73 043 13 01

Eastern European media: Marina Shupac,,

+41 76 746 13 59

Photos, videos: Mikaela Fredrikson,


About Right Livelihood

Established in 1980, Right Livelihood honours and supports courageous people solving global problems. Housed under the umbrella of a foundation, Right Livelihood is a courage-powered community for social change committed to peace, justice and sustainability for all.

Each year, Right Livelihood highlights change-makers through an Award. To date, 190 Laureates from 74 countries have received the distinction. By recognising the actions of brave visionaries and building impactful connections around the world, Right Livelihood boosts urgent and long-term social change.

However, the work of Right Livelihood goes beyond only presenting the Award: they provide these change-makers with life-long support. Right Livelihood is a megaphone and a shield for the Laureates: raising their profile, providing them protection when their lives and liberty are in danger, and educating people on their innovative solutions.

Right Livelihood is headquartered in Stockholm, with an office in Geneva. The Foundation has Consultative Status with the UN.

Media contacts

Emoke Bebiak

English, French & International Media

Phone: +41 (0)78 333 84 84

Nayla Azzinnari

Spanish Media

Phone: +54 9 11 5460 9860

Nina Tesenfitz

German Media

Phone: +49 (0)170 5763 663

Johannes Mosskin

Swedish Media

Phone: +46 (0)70 437 11 48