The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Tay, Tony

A quiet and good-natured Singaporean who mobilized collective goodwill to address hidden hunger in his country

Wilson, Bezwada

An Indian activist who has tirelessly worked in eradicating the degrading practice of manual scavenging among India's untouchables, the dalits.

Dompet Dhuafa

One of Indonesia's largest charitable organizations that has expanded and redefined the transformative power of "zakat" (charity)

Vientiane Rescue

A ragtag band of selfless youth volunteers who address the need for emergency services in the dangerous streets of Vientiane

Chanthavong, Kommaly

A soft-spoken Laotian whose love for silk weaving revived and developed the ancient Laotian art of silk weaving, and created livelihoods for thousands of poor, war-displaced Laotians

Chaturvedi, Sanjiv

A young, idealistic civil servant in the Indian Forest Service and later on the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, who did not turn away from the corruption infesting government but resolutely worked to correct them