Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation honoured 4 changemakers, with the 2022 Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards as a part of its annual Goalkeepers campaign. The award recognises their efforts to advance progress towards the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities and around the world. The Gates Foundation’s sixth annual Goalkeepers Report, “The Future of Progress,” was released. It was coauthored by foundation cochairs Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.
Winners of 2022 Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards:
|Name of the
|Bill Gates and
|Ursula von der
|Malala Yousafzai||Vanessa Nakate||Uganda|
|Angelina Jolie||Zahra Joya||Afghanistan|
|Lilly Singh||Dr. Radhika Batra||India|
About Dr Radhika Batra:
Dr Radhika Batra is the Cofounder of the nonprofit organization ‘Every Infant Matters’, which provides lastmile health solutions to disadvantaged children in India. She is progressing SDG 3: Good Health & WellBeing and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.
About Zahra Joya:
Zahra Joya is a journalist by profession. founded and selffunded ‘Rukhshana Media’—the first national news organization of its kind, an online news agency focused exclusively on covering issues that affect the women of Afghanistan. She is progressing SDG 5: Gender Equality and SDG 16: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.
About Vanessa Nakate:
Vanessa Nakate is a climate justice activist from Uganda and founder of the Africabased ‘Rise Up Movement’ and the ‘Green Schools Project’. She is progressing SDG 4: Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, and SDG 13: Climate Action. In September 2022, UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) appointed Vanessa Nakate as its Goodwill Ambassador.
About Ursula von der Leyen:
Ursula von der Leyen is a German politician who has been serving as the President of the European Commission. She was awarded for her contribution to maintaining peace and stability in the region.
2022 Goalkeepers Awards Ceremony:
- The event was hosted by Tumelo Mothotoane, senior anchor of South African news broadcaster eNCA.
- The Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards ceremony was organized in Lincoln centre, New York, United States (US).
- Goalkeepers is the Gates Foundation’s campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).