We are delighted to announce that Gapminder Foundation has been awarded the “Crossing Borders” Leonardo Award 2016. The three founders, Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund were selected by the jury because of their “inspiring driving force that makes us all look differently at the facts of life”.
The Crossing Borders award celebrates organizations or individuals that promote learning using advanced technology and daring discourses. The award puts emphasis on outstanding new developments that challenge the predominant mind-sets with an effect on corporate learning.
In their announcement on June 9th 2016, the jury remarked: “Gapminder founders have worked hard on the future of learning. Gapminder’s ability to highlight the people behind the numbers, visuals and animations is astonishing. These tremendous engagements are of great importance to allow more intelligent, smart and wise decisions for the benefit of people and society”.
The Leonardo Award is given annually by the HRM Research Institute in Mannheim, Germany in cooperation with the EU, the German Foreign Ministry and UNESCO. The award focuses on organizations that, in the era of globalisation, devote their zeal and lifeblood to the search for innovative solutions to the daunting challenges in the the field of learning.
Gapminder’s latest data visualisation tools can be found here: gapminder.org/tools.