“The road which I passed through was not one of roses; it was instead full of thorns. It was not easy for me to realize my objective. This honor acknowledges IVDP’s poverty alleviation programs and the sustainable solutions it found to the problems of people who faced drought that forced them to migrate in search of livelihood.”

2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee KULANDEI FRANCIS accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.