The Rolex Awards for Enterprise Laureates

A primatologist, a social entrepreneur, a scientist, and a tree-planting activist are this year's recipients of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, given to people who've gone above and beyond to make the world a better place.

The awards, created in 1976 to mark the 50th anniversary of the world's first waterproof wristwatch, have since turned into a biennial program that's supported 160 laureates over the past 48 years, Rolex says in a press release.

The recipients, chosen by a panel of 10 world-renowned experts and leaders in their field, will each receive $1 million to fund their projects over the next two years.

Among the winners: ConSTANTINO AUCCACHUTAS: The Peruvian biologist's community-centered forest ecosystem restoration and protection program will see him scale up in the high Andes, where he's planted 4.5 million trees and created 16 protected areas.

BETH KOIGI: Since co-founding her start-up in 2017, the Kenyan social entrepreneur has been providing solar-powered generators harvesting water from air to 3,000 people in 10 communities who are in need of clean water resources.

Liu Shaochuang: The remote sensing specialist will be studying wild camels in the Gobi Desert to save the last remaining wild herds. Read the Entire Article

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