The patron of the Human Development Award the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis: "The Human Development Award covers many relevant long-term development areas for Latvia, while each nomination highlights significant work to the benefit of community by a person, company, or organization. I am pleased for each and every contribution, in addition to recognizing how great, smart, and entrepreneurial people reside in Latvia!"
The Award is hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, the U.S. Embassy in Latvia and the Civic Alliance of Latvia.
What is it?
The Human Development Award is presented to honor Latvia’s inspirational people and to recognize the socially responsible practices of Latvia’s businesses and non-profit organizations.
Who are winners?
winners of the Human Development Award 2017 are as follows :
1. In the category "On Social Responsibility" - organization "Integration for Society".
2. In the
category "Outstanding Commitment to Education
Award” - Swedbank Latvia.
3. In the category "Exemplary Contribution to Health and Well-Being Award” - “For Latvian Children with Disabilities”.
4. In the category "The Future of Latvia Award ": Vita Kalniņa, Head of the Family Psychological Support Center LĪNE.
An insight into the 2017 award ceremony can be seen here.