The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Chanthavong, Kommaly

A soft-spoken Laotian whose love for silk weaving revived and developed the ancient Laotian art of silk weaving, and created livelihoods for thousands of poor, war-displaced Laotians

Chaturvedi, Sanjiv

A young, idealistic civil servant in the Indian Forest Service and later on the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, who did not turn away from the corruption infesting government but resolutely worked to correct them

Fernando-Amilbangsa, Ligaya

A cultural researcher, educator, artist and advocate of the indigenous arts of the southern Philippines, particularly the Sulu Archipelago, who turned her love for dance and the arts into a vocation

Gupta, Anshu

An innovative man who left his job in a well-known firm to devote himself to the task of finding ever better, more sustainable ways of organizing the effort to help those in need