Yetnebersh Nigussie receives “Alternative Nobel Prize”

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Yetnebersh, received the “The Right Livelihood Award,” or widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize” award for her endless effort to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in different developmental and social programs.

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to “honor and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.” There are now 166 Laureates from 68 countries.

Nigussie co-founded the Ethiopian Center For Disability and Development (ECDD), with its overall strategy to make mainstream services such as education, health and livelihood inclusive to persons with disabilities, and is currently working with disability and development NGO, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, which she had previously represented as a member of their International Board of Ambassadors.

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