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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Honours Four Leaders With 2022 Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards

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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.

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Winners of 2022 Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards:

Name of the
Award
Presented by Awardee Country
2022 Global
Goalkeeper
Award
Bill Gates and
Melinda French
Gates
Ursula von der
Leyen
Germany
2022 Campaign
Award
Malala Yousafzai Vanessa Nakate Uganda
2022
Changemaker
Award
Angelina Jolie Zahra Joya Afghanistan
2022 Progress
Award
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).

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