Human Development Award
To promote human development and prosperity of Latvia's people

The Award is hosted by the Civic Alliance - Latvia and the U.S. Embassy in 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.

The award has four categories that emphasize investment in social responsibility, education, health and well-being.

This year the award were be presented for the seventh time.

Sponsors and supporters

What are the goals?

The Civic Alliance - Latvia, in cooperation with the US Embassy in Latvia, called on citizens, non-governmental organizations and companies to nominate the Solidarity and Support Initiatives for Human Growth in the context of the crisis caused by COVID-19, which promotes education, health and well-being.

Latvia's growth and prosperity depend on its people. Selfless, talented and active people who can inspire others.



Who are the winners?

On December 10, the Civic Alliance - Latvia and the US Embassy in Latvia at online ceremony on Facebook live announced and honored the winners of the Human Development Award 2020.
The award winners in the following categories are:
  • on social responsibility - Tamāra Krēsliņa, a volunteer of the State Probation Service in the field of resocialization (co-worker);
  • for outstanding contribution for education - a craftsman Alvids Pupšis;
  • for an outstanding contribution to health and well-being - Elīna Tolmačova, Head of the Environment, Health and Public Participation Department of Liepāja City Municipality Administration;
  • for an outstanding contribution to the future of Latvia - Natalija Novikova, founder and manager of the LiveIntegro Foundation;
  • for selfless work on the negative effects of Covid-19 - movement #paliecmājās (#vieglipalīdzēt).
This year's winners confirm that people who live next to us and work selflessly, who with their perseverance and inexhaustible love of work and humanity make Latvia an even better place in the world.