Unveiling the 2023 Rolex Laureates: Pioneers of Positive Change


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In its 48 years, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise has honored 160 laureates who have "left a lasting impact across 65 countries," the Swiss watch maker says in a press release, and it's now turning its attention to its next generation of honorees.

This year's recipients, chosen by a panel of 10 "esteemed experts and leaders in their respective fields," are: Denica Riadini-Fleschch, a social entrepreneur in Indonesia who has worked with rural craftswomen to provide them with business skills, environmental stewardship education, and customers in 32 countries; Liu Shaochuang, a remote sensing specialist in China and Mongolia who will track wild camels in the Gobi Desert to save the last remaining wild herds; Inza Kon, a social entrepreneur in Kenya who has planted 4.5 million trees, engaged more than 60 local communities, and created 16 protected areas in the mountains across Peru and other high Andean countries; Beth Koigi, a Kenyan social entrepreneur who will provide solar-powered harvesting water from the air to 3,000 people in 10 communities who are in need of clean water resources; and Liu A.

Chutas, a biologist in Peru who has planted 4.5 million trees, engaged more than 60 local communities, and created 16 protected areas to protect endangered fauna and Read the Entire Article


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