Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Award

Deadline: 31 October 2012
Open to: organizations from Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa and North America
Prize: The winners are highlighted at national celebrations and during key plenary sessions at Forum events.


The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. It identifies a select community of social entrepreneurs and engages it in shaping global, regional and industry agendas that improve the state of the world in close collaboration with the other stakeholders of the World Economic Forum.


The Global Selection is open to all organizations based in

Before applying please  read the criteria for selection.


Winners are invited to participation at the regional meeting of the World Economic Forum, which also provides them with the opportunity to connect to business leaders, key politicians, civil society members and media representatives of the region. Social entrepreneurs working in these regions make important contributions to the outcome-centred discussions and to the key initiatives of World Economic Forum on topics such as health, education and the digital divide. The Foundation covers the costs of the registration fee, transportation, food and lodging for social entrepreneurs at his/her first regional event. Other benefits of this award you can find here.


Please download and complete the application form and return it to us by e-mail (  along with the requested documentation stated in the application form.

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