The Award: Recognising Courageous Leadership in times of COVID-19
The Mary Chirwa Award Foundation together with Nudge aim to recognise individuals who have a proven record of courageous leadership in these daring times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in a field related to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goal(s).
From nurses to social workers, there are countless stories of brave leaders who are putting themselves on the front line or going above and beyond to address this global challenge. We want to recognise these individuals.
The winner will be awarded US$5,000 for their cause and are invited to a ceremony at the Peace Palace, in The Hague, the Netherlands (October 2020).
Who is Mary Chirwa?
Mary Chirwa is the Director General of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) in Zambia, a government agency responsible for regulating financial crime. Mary Chirwa was a guest of honour at the Nudge Global Impact Awards 2018. She wowed us with her brave dedication to the fight against corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing in Zambia under difficult circumstances.
Nominate a courageous leader who inspires you
- A proven record of courageous leadership in these challenging times of Coronavirus, in a field related to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goal(s).
- A clear aspiration to make the world a better place.
- Must not be a celebrity or a well-known public figure.
- You may not nominate yourself.
|15 September 2020 before 12 midnight CET|
Award Committee’s decision
|1 October 2020|
|21 October 2020 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands|
Mary Chirwa Award Committee and Winners
Mary Chirwa Award Committee
H.R.H. Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parma
|Head of the House of Bourbon-Parma, member of the Dutch Royal Family|
|Former Prime Minister of Greece 2009-2011, MP for the Movement for Change alliance|
|Former Chair of the Board at Ben&Jerry’s|
|Owner at Governance and Integrity Nederland|
|Director General of the Financial Intelligence (FIC) Center in Zambia|
Winners Mary Chirwa Awards
For more information about the Mary Chirwa Foundation, please download this Beleidsplan.
The board members of the Mary Chirwa Award foundation are: Marlon Sahetapy (treasurer), Joris Alberdingk Thijm (secretary) en Jan van Betten (chairman).