The World Future Council announced the winners of the Future Policy Award 2019 on the 11th of October. This year the best policies empowering youth are awarded. The ceremony broadcast took place on the 16th of October, for the whole world to celebrate the eight inspiring winners selected from among 67 nominated policies from 36 countries. The 2019 winners of the “Oscar for best policies” come from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland (United Kingdom), Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles (USA) and Senegal.
The Future Policy Award
The Future Policy Award is the only global award that recognizes policies for the benefit of present and future generations. The aim of the Award is to raise global awareness for exemplary policies and speed up policy action. The World Future Council has awarded this annual prize since 2010 in partnership with the UNDP (The United Nations Development Programme) and the IPU (The Inter-Parliamentary Union). SEKEM CEO Helmy Abouleish is a jury member of the Future Policy Award.
“By empowering youth, it is possible to tackle the multiple global challenges– the climate crisis, unemployment and conflicts – that threaten our future. This year’s Future Policy Award honors exceptional policies adopted by political leaders who have decided to act, no longer accepting widespread youth unemployment or the absence of youth in political participation. The 2019 Future Policy Award winners prove that it is feasible – and show how. Policymakers across the globe should follow their example and step up similar exemplary political action!” says Alexandra Wandel, Executive Director of the World Future Council, on this years’ Future Policy Award topic