The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees from 2009

Joshi, Deep

A development worker from India who mobilized young people to do grassroots work through volunteerism

Ka Hsaw Wa

A Burmese activist during the anti-dictatorship demonstrations of 1988 who was arrested, tortured and fled to the jungle to seek refuge, recorded the horrible military atrocities committed against ordinary villagers and found a way to get these stories out into the world

Ma Jun

A Chinese journalist and author who wrote what has been hailed as China’s “first great environmental call to arms”

Oposa, Antonio Jr.

A lawyer and environmental activist who advocates for field enforcement of fishing and logging laws, environmental litigation, education on sustainable living, advising local governments on crafting environment-preserving legislation, establishing marine sanctuaries in the Philippines

Yu Xiaogang

A Chinese environmentalist who developed an integrated watershed management program that improved the lives of communities in Yunnan