What do sustainable mushroom farming in Zimbabwe, “people-centered justice” efforts based in the Netherlands, and inclusive soccer for people who are blind or have low vision have in common? All are great ideas that required great leadership to get off the ground.
With support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the Tällberg Foundation seeks to identify these leaders and create platforms for them to share and spread their ideas as part of a broader mission to promote leadership that addresses the real, urgent problems people face.
The annual Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize seeks to identify leaders in any field whose work is innovative, courageous, and seeding positive global change through a nomination process open to everyone, everywhere.
The prize is named to reflect the longstanding partnership between the Sweden-based Tällberg Foundation and SNF, which began in 2014, and to honor Swedish diplomat and former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson.
The close collaboration between the two foundations has also included conversations on leadership between SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos and Tällberg Foundation Chairman Alan Stoga, workshops, and a gathering in the Greek mountain village of Vamvakou, where SNF is supporting a revitalization effort.