Recently, TED announced three recipients of this year's prize, by granting each of them One Wish That Could Change The World. On a roll around the world, Architecture for Humanity was selected. Congrats again to Cameron and Kate! (Discuss)
Dr. Larry Brilliant, Jehane Noujaim and Cameron Sinclair Granted Wishes To Change the World
New York, October 12, 2005 - Physician Larry Brilliant, documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, and Architecture for Humanity co-founder and executive director Cameron Sinclair have been named recipients of the 2006 TED Prize, announced at a private event Tuesday night in New York City.
Now in its second year, the TED prize, an initiative of the legendary TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design), grants its recipients one world changing wish which they present to attendees of the conference, a group of more than 800 catalysts for change, ranging from Fortune 500 executives to dedicated non-profit professionals. This unique community then seeks to make the wish come true.
Brilliant, Noujaim and Sinclair will now have several months to formulate their wishes before unveiling them live at TED 2006 in Monterey, California on February 23. The winners receive $100,000 each to support fulfillment of the wish.
"We're proud to be honoring three such remarkable individuals," says Chris Anderson, Curator of the TED Conference. We believe they will inspire the TED Community and perhaps many others to play a role in nudging our world toward a better future.
About This Year's Winners
Dr. Larry Brilliant is an epidemiologist who helped manage the World Health Organization's highly successful campaign against smallpox in India. Dr. Brilliant is the cofounder of the Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to building partnerships to respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. The organization is responsible for providing more than 2 million blind men and women with free eye operations. Dr. Brilliant is also an accomplished technology entrepreneur, having confounded The Well and a series of innovative tech companies.
Jehane Noujaim is an award-winning documentary filmmaker responsible for films that include Startup.com and Control Room, a groundbreaking documentary on the Arab news network Al Jazeera. Noujaim is the recipient of the Director's Guild of America and IDA Award, among others.
Cameron Sinclair is co-founder and executive director of Architecture for Humanity, a six year-old charitable organization seeking architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and providing design services to communities in need. Sinclair is working on a wide range of projects, including school building in India, issues of homelessness, tsunami and earthquake reconstruction, developing mobile medical facilities to combat HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and rebuilding communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Past winners of The TED Prize include U2's Bono, medical devices inventor Robert Fischell, and Canadian photo-artist Edward Burtynsky. More information on TED and the 2005 TED Prize winners can be found at http://www.ted.com