The Changemaker Awards, are a set of awards that recognise the exceptional efforts of inspiring leaders, and innovative initiatives and partnerships within the humanitarian industry. They provide merit to those who have provided smart solutions for global challenges. Since 2017, the awards are given annually by the World Humanitarian Advisory Board. The third award ceremony in April 2019 was held at the launch of the World Humanitarian Forum in London. Going forwards, the distinguished awards will now be hosted at the inaugural high-level conference.

A total of eight Changemaker Awards have been awarded. Names including HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud (Secretary General, Alwaleed Philanthropies), Saba Mobaslat (CEO, Humanitarian Leadership Academy), Baroness Valerie Amos (Director of SOAS), Fatima Gailani, (IFRC), H.E. Emine Erdogan (First Lady of Turkey), Maria Luisa Navarro (Panama Vice Minister) and Cherie Blair (CBE QC) are some of the recipients of the awards.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Youth Changemaker Award

World Humanitarian Forum is pleased to announce the inaugural Youth Changemaker Award to be hosted at the high-level 2020 Forum.
The award recognises the exceptional efforts of inspiring 'under 30's' across the Humanitarian Aid and Development sectors



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The recipients of this year’s Forum were H.E.María Luisa Navarro, (Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation), Cherie Blair CBE (Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation), and H.E. Emine Erdogan (First Lady of Republic of Turkey). I am extremely proud of their incredible, selfless commitment to improve the lives of millions of men, women and children globally.
Feraye Ozfescioglu -
CEO, World Humanitarian Forum