Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2024 receives record number and diversity of nominations

The 2024 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity received over 180 nominations from 117 nationalities in all five continents, more than ever before.
02 apr 2024

This year’s Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity has received more nominations than ever before. The winner of the 1 million euro Prize will be announced at an award ceremony, broadcast live from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation on 11 July 2024.

Over 180 nominations were received during the nomination period of November 2023 until February 2024. 117 nationalities are represented from all five continents – more than double the geographical diversity of previous editions.

Over half of nominees (58%) are based in the Global South. The majority (63%) are non-profit organisations, with businesses (14%), and academia (9%) also well-represented. Most nominations were for organisations (102).

All nominations must be submitted by third parties. Nominators represented 54 nationalities, with 46% from the Global South, and 54% from the Global North, and various sectors, from education and science, to agriculture and investment.

Any individual, organisation or group of people and/or organisations making a significant contribution to tackling climate change is eligible for the Prize.

The independent Jury, chaired by Angela Merkel, oversees a robust selection process and recommends the Prize winner. In selecting a winner, the Prize Jury looks for evidence of transformative solutions and the potential for long-term change; clear, scalable impact with demonstrable benefits for the environment and society; work that inspires and shows active leadership; and ideas that meet the needs of today and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow.

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