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Is it really possible to turn degraded land into forest without planting a single tree?

23/11/2018 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Alarming reports from FAO and IPCC this autumn have signalled increasing world hunger, steady but slow reduction in poverty prevalence and the immediate need for unprecedented shifts in all sectors to stay below 1,5 degrees global warming. This calls for innovative solutions – addressing several challenges at the same time to improve livelihoods, increase food security and nutrition, strengthen resilience and take climate action. Join 2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Tony Rinaudo and Yacouba Sawadogo at this breakfast seminar to talk…

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Abdullah Al-Hamid, Waleed Abu Al-Khair and Mohammad Fahad Al-Qahtani. Photo Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0/Ahmed al-Osaimi (Blurred from Original)

How to Reform the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

23/11/2018 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Welcome to a seminar with Yahya Assiri, a Human Rights Activist who has founded and runs the human rights organization ALQST (or Al Qst), which documents human rights abuses and promotes human rights in Saudi Arabia. Earlier employed by the Royal Saudi Air Force, he has lived in London since 2013. Yahya Assiri and the family of Fahad al-Qahtani will represent the 2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Abdullah al-Hamid, Waleed Abu al-Khair & Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani, who have been imprisoned due to their courageous struggle…

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What is happening in Guatemala? – A conversation with Thelma Aldana, Ivan Velásquez and ILAC

23/11/2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), invite to a discussion with this year's Right Livelihood Award Laureates Iván Velásquez, Head of the UN International Committee on Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and Thelma Aldana, until recently Guatemala's Attorney General. Rhodri Williams, Senior Legal Expert at (ILAC), introduces ILAC's newly released report on the rule of law in Guatemala. Please register online at Sida's website.

Right Livelihood Award Presentation at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, 2017. Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt

2018 Right Livelihood Award Presentation

23/11/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2018 Right Livelihood Award Presentation takes place on Friday, 23 November, at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. The event is by invitation only but will be streamed live on our website. We cordially invite you to join the celebration of this year's Laureates online. The Award Presentation is followed by public events and high-level meetings in Geneva, Zurich and Berlin. #RightLivelihoodAward


Celebration of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates

26/11/2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us in celebrating the 2018 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, and their inspiring solutions to some of the most urgent challenges of our time. Except for the detained Laureates from Saudi Arabia, who will be represented by activists and/or family members, all 2018 Laureates will be present at the ceremony. This celebratory event is organised in partnership with the Graduate Institute Geneva and will include musical interludes. Please register online at the website…

Tony Rinaudo demonstrates pruning.  Credit: World Vision/Silas Koch

Reaping what they sow: mobilising farmers to help the planet and themselves

27/11/2018 at 12:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and the Graduate Institute Geneva for a lunch briefing with 2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureate Tony Rinaudo at Maison de la paix in Geneva (Auditorium A1B). Please visit the website of the Graduate Institute Geneva for more information and registration.

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Investing in forests: the man who stopped the desert and the forest maker

27/11/2018 at 9:45 am - 11:00 pm

Sustainable forest management is essential to achieving sustainable development. Forests have a significant role in reducing the risk of natural disasters. At the global level, forests mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, contribute to the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in the air and protect watersheds. Investing in forests and forestry represents an investment in people and their livelihoods. Worldwide, around 1.6 billion people - including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures - depend on forests for their livelihood.…


11th Right Livelihood Award Lecture at the University of Zurich

28/11/2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the 11th Right Livelihood Award Lecture at the assembly hall of the University of Zurich and listen to our 2018 Laureate Tony Rinaudo. The President of the University of Zurich, Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner, and the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Prof. Dr. Klaus Jonas, will inaugurate the evening. Prof. Dr. Gesine Krüger and Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen will be hosting a discussion with Tony Rinaudo after his lecture. The official part of the event will be…

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