The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Emergent Leadership Awardees

Recognized as an individual, forty years of age or younger, for outstanding work on issues of social change in his or her community, but whose leadership may not yet be broadly recognized outside of this community.

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Ruwindrijarto, Ambrosius

A pragmatic, hands-on, and action-oriented leader who has led anti-logging campaigns and established community-based natural resource management in Indonesia by engaging the forest communities in various social enterprise initiatives

Yoon , Hye-Ran

Established the YMCA in Cheonan, South Korea and became its manager and driving force; founded Citizens Opening the World for Welfare, or COWW, in 1998 to improve social welfare in Cheonan for the vulnerable sectors