The World Prize for Integrated Development was established in 2016 and runs every two years.
“The inaugural World Prize was awarded to Dr Hans Rosling, co-founder and chairman of Gapminder, a Swedish foundation which has developed epochal communications as non-profit and open source tools that makes it possible for teachers, politicians and other communicators to present holistic topics based on reliable statistics to counter myths and entrenched prejudices. Sadly, Dr Rosling passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on in Gapminder which “fights devastating ignorance with fact-based worldviews everyone can understand”. It is indeed fitting that the Prize, which acknowledges the integrity of all aspects of life and learning as the basis for comfortable human existence, goes to Gapminder and Hans Rosling. The Prize seeks to maintain the legacy of past wise integrators in international development and to encourage increased integration of thinking and action across the sector. Gapminder’s leadership in this endeavor is an inspiration to us all,” Lindsay Falvey, Chair of the Selection Panel, noted in his speech awarding Dr Rosling the Prize. – See more here.
From left to right: Lindsay Falvey, Chair of the Selection Panel, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Carsten Toft Boesen, NIRAS A/S CEO.