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We are pleased to announce the overall winner of the 2009/2010 tole-rants competition is 12-year-old Felix Finkbeiner! Congratulations to the five other inspiring finalists, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Dominic Campbell, Craig Zelizer, Heather DuBois, and Simon Berry, who all received awards for their separate categories.
Felix Finkbeiner who has planted over 1 million trees along with the international group of children in his Plant for the Planet organisation, will continue to have his heartfelt solution realised as global tolerance uses its global networks, relationships and communications expertise to catapult it onto the public agenda.
Each finalist received a certificate presented by Janis Karklins Assistant Director-General of Communication and Information for UNESCO, in recognition of their roles as 21st Century Superheros and their dedication to promote tolerance through communicating solutions instead of problems.
The winning tole-ranter will be prized with having their tole-rant's heartfelt solution on the road to reality when global tolerance uses its global networks, relationships and communications expertise to catapult it onto the public agenda*.
*global tolerance will award a global communications programme up to a maximum value of 18,000 pounds, 12 days / 96 hours of support, subject to terms and conditions.
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Grandson of the great Mahatma Gandhi, journalist, biographer, peace builder and political activist.
Mirjam Schoning is Head and Senior Director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
Janis Karklins is the Assistant Director-General for UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector.
Rajmohan currently holds the position of Research Professor at the University of Illinois and President of Initiatives of Change, a global network committed to building trust across the world's divides.
Rajmohan has held many prestigious positions, including UN Ambassador for India, editor of India's Largest daily-the Indian Express, and columnist for the Statesman and Hindustan Times.
Rajmohan has written widely on the Indian Independence movement and its leaders, India-Pakistani relations, human rights and conflict resolution.
He is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including biographies of Indian personalities, 'Revenge and Reconciliation - Understanding South Asian History', and 'Understanding the Muslim Mind'.
You can read more about Rajmohan at http://www.rajmohangandhi.com/
Miriam oversees the operations of The Schwab Foundation, to ensure the Foundation selects the highest quality of social entrepreneurs.
A powerhouse of social entrepreneurship, The Schwab Foundation is the brainchild of Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum.
The Foundation works closely with its sister organization, the World Economic Forum, to provide a unique platform to leading social entrepreneurs around the world to interact with decision leaders at the regional and industry level to showcase their innovative, sustainable and effective ways of addressing social and ecological problems.
Mirjam is directly in charge of the Foundation's activities in Latin America and Europe. Her fields of expertise include social entrepreneurship, microfinance and social investing.
Mirjam joined the Foundation at its inception in August 2000. She graduated with a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Previously Latvian Ambassador to France, Andorra, Monaco and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Janis Karklins has led UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector since July 2010. He directs programmes rooted in UNESCO's Constitution, which promote the 'free flow of ideas by word and image.'
Janis Karklins provides global leadership in the promotion of freedom of expression and press freedom, media independence and pluralism, as well as the development of communication and access to information and knowledge through media and ICTs. His responsibilities also include fostering digital opportunities for social and economic inclusion, and building alliances between public and private sector initiatives in communication and information.
Mr. Karklins represents UNESCO at major international events and in the field of information and communication. As a diplomat, he was closely involved in the preparation of the World Summit on the Information Society and played a key role in its negotiations on internet governance.
In 2006, Mr Karklins was elected president of the Government Advisory Committee of ICANN (Internet Corporation of assigned Names and Numbers), which plays a pivotal role in information society issues.
Media ethics maverick, Simon Cohen, has worked directly with HH Dalai Lama, HRH The Prince of Wales, Desmond Tutu, Karen Armstrong and even Wallace and Gromit to fulfill his vision of global tolerance through positive communications.
Simon is an international speaker and trainer on communications and ethics, having spoken and run workshops at international organisations such as the World Economic Forum, UNESCO, Parliament of the World's Religions and TEDx.
A staunch advocate for media ethics and a freelance journalist, Simon is a regular commentator in the international media, and has written for Newsweek, Washington Post, The Times, The Guardian, and the BBC.
Mediaweek and PRWeek have named Simon numerous times as one of the top young media and PR professionals in the UK. He has received multiple awards from UnLtd and the Millennium Awards Trust as a leading social entrepreneur. In 2009, Simon was included in PRWeek's Powerbook of the most influential people in the PR industry.
Simon can be followed on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/globaltolerance