Greengrants Grantees Receive Ramon Magsaysay Award
August 27, 2009 | No Comments
Three Greengrants grantees and colleagues are among the winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Award this year! The Magsaysay award is given annually to six recipients who address issues of human development in Asia, and who, in doing so, have transformed their societies for the better. This year Ka Hsaw Wa of EarthRights International received the Award for Emergent Leadership. Ka Hsaw Wa serves as a special advisor to Greengrants and has worked with grantees in the region; his leadership in human and environmental rights has had a huge impact around the world. Two other Greengrants grantees, Ma Jun of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs and Yu Xiaogan of Green Watershed, also received awards.
·Ka Hsaw Wa, from Burma, is being recognized for “dauntlessly pursuing non violent yet effective channels of redress, exposure, and education for the defense of human rights, the environment, and democracy in Burma.”
·Ma Jun, from China, is being recognized for ”harnessing the technology and power of information to address China’s water crisis, and mobilizing pragmatic, multisectoral, and collaborative efforts to ensure sustainable benefits for China’s environment and society.”
·Yu Xiaogang, from China, is being recognized for “fusing the knowledge and tools of social science with a deep sense of social justice, in assisting dam-affected communities in China to shape the development projects that impact their natural environment and their lives.”
Congratulations to the award recipients!