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The 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony

Candidates represent the full spectrum of answers to environmental concerns

11.7.2019

The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making lasting change in the field of environmental sustainability. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges: Nicolas Berggruen, founder and president of Berggruen Holdings and the Berggruen Institute Shawn Escoffery, executive director...

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9.12.2019

Pritzker finalist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim in Down to Earth: ‘Giving community rights to indigenous people will benefit nations, nature’

Environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim speaks to Down To Earth about how these communities are solution providers for issues surrounding land, climate change and biodiversity Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, former co-chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, who was representing civil society organisations at the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations...


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9.12.2019

Miranda Wang and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim in TIME Magazine: Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

2018 Pritzker award winner Miranda Wang and 2019 Pritzker award finalists Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim listed in TIME magazine 15 women leading the fight against climate change. 


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8.16.2019

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim in Landscape News: Why land tenure must be at the center of climate talks

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, 2019 Pritzker candidate, was quoted in Landscape News about legal recognition for Indigenous peoples and local communities.  Offering a response to this research was Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an Indigenous environmental activist from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad and the coordinator of the Association of Peul Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad...


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8.13.2019

2019 Pritzker Candidate, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, in Reuters: Indigenous and women’s rights can boost climate fight – U.N.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, president of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad, said women in her largely desert nation were not allowed to own land but were confined to growing vegetables near the house. She urged governments to give women a bigger role in decision-making about how land is used, and help them...


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8.7.2019

Pritzker candidate Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim in Phys.org

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, coordinator of the Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad, works with women farmers in the landlocked African nation. “There’s a lack of recognition of land rights to women both officially and traditionally — men normally have land and they distribute it to the boys, not the girls,” she told AFP. “Most...


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8.7.2019

Pritzker candidate Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim in France 24: Agriculture’s secret weapon: empowering women

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, coordinator of the Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad, works with women farmers in the landlocked African nation. “There’s a lack of recognition of land rights to women both officially and traditionally — men normally have land and they distribute it to the boys, not the girls,” she told AFP. “Most...


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8.5.2019

Pritzker candidate Varshini Prakash in the NY Times: Progressive Activists Have Pushed Democrats to the Left on Climate Issues. Now What?

“We don’t trust that a Democratic Party that has reneged on their responsibility, a complete dereliction of duty for the last 40 years, will actually rise to the challenge at this moment,” said Varshini Prakash, the 25-year-old executive director of the Sunrise Movement.


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8.1.2019

Meet the 2019 Pritzker candidates 16-20

by Sonia Aronson  Our final group of candidates for this year’s Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award are taking on global challenges using technology, storytelling and activism.   Soon we will introduce three finalists, selected by a panel of UCLA faculty. After that four judges will choose a winner.   In the meantime, please enjoy reading about each of...


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7.30.2019

Meet the 2019 Pritzker candidates 11-15

By Sonia Aronson The third set of candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award fight water scarcity in Africa. They improve air quality and battle rural poverty in India. And they build consensus among people from across the political spectrum to battle environmental problems. Here’s a taste of the work they’re doing. Christa Hasenkopf,...


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7.25.2019

Meet the 2019 Pritzker Award candidates #6-10

by Sonia Aronson  The next five candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award use technology to solve difficult issues such as diet related illnesses and coral reef degradation. They fight for causes including indigenous rights and sustainable island economies. Here they are:  Sofia Elizondo, Cofounder and COO of Brightseed A quarter of the human...


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7.23.2019

Meet the Pritzker Award candidates: #1-5

by Sonia Aronson The candidates for the 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award are here. In September, one will take home $100,000 — but all are worth reading about. These first five (not ranked) tap into niche markets to address environmental problems, from food insecurity to eliminating hazardous chemicals used in production of synthetic clothing...


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7.22.2019

2019 Rolex Awards Laureate Miranda Wang

Miranda Wang, 2018 Pritzker Prize winner, is a 2019 Rolex Awards Laureate.  Her company BioCellection is developing an array of unique technologies to turn the worst of the world’s plastic wastes into valuable industrial chemicals used in the making of familiar products like cars, electronic goods, textiles and cleaning agents.