Vo Thi Hoang Yen

A Vietnamese leader who has claimed opportunities for the differently abled in her country

Wangchuk, Sonam

An Indian education reformist who has introduced innovation in the highlands of Ladakh in India

Shanmugam, Gethsie

A Sri Lankan teacher who used empathy and compassion in rebuilding war-scarred and disaster-stricken lives through impassioned psychosocial support

Ishizawa, Yoshiaki

A Japanese scholar who devoted more than fifty years of his life in restoring Cambodia's treasured gift to world culture

de Lima, Lilia

A veteran Filipino public servant who initiated reforms of a sustained, non-stop and credible public service

Nababan, Abdon

An Indonesian IP leader who gave compelling face and voice to Adat communities and their rights, positively affecting millions of Indonesians

Tay, Tony

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

Philippine Educational Theater Association

A Philippine theater organization that has used the power of theater arts in empowering communities and in social change

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers

A Japanese organization of 50,000 volunteers that share their time and talents in over 80 countries worldwide to promote peace and international solidarity