"The idea of ‘right livelihood’…embodies the principle that each person should follow an honest occupation, which fully respects other people and the natural world. It means being responsible for the consequences of our actions and taking only a fair share of the earth’s resources."
The Right Livelihood Award was once considered as the Alternative Nobel Prize.
The Prize is an opportunity to identify and recognize those individuals who have been working directly with the poor communities around the world and finding practical solutions to problems of poverty, pollution, conflict and human rights violation.
According to Jakob von Uexkull, the founder of the award in 1980 said, "The Right Livelihood Award aims to help the North find a wisdom to match its science, and the South to find a science to match its ancient wisdom."
The award now carries a monetary value of US $240,000. Only nominations are invited and both organizations and individuals can be nominated for the award by submitting the proposal.
Around hundred proposals are usually received by the award and the Right to Livelihood Award Foundation undertakes research on these proposals and forwards them to an international jury which makes the final decision during its annual meet usually held in September.
The proposal made by the proposer or the nominator should comprise of the following information:
Application Deadline: March every year.
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