Meet the four Awardees of the 2018 Roddenberry Prize

Meet the Awardees

WRAP Global

Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Reduced food waste

WRAP's work in food waste prevention is underpinned by ground-breaking, evidence-based research, helping develop methods for understanding and tackling food waste.  As a founding member of the Champions 12.3 network, we work with businesses, governments and consumers to reduce food waste and deliver UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

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New York, New York, United States

Women's Rights

VoteRunLead will train hundreds of current elected officials and thousands of future policymakers on innovative climate change policy. These diverse women will share new legislation in public office, expanding partnerships to affect change on a grand scale -- ultimately shaping new behaviors/policies in climate change, gender equality, and education.

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Fort Portugal, Uganda

Girls' Education

KadAfrica uses passion fruit farming to empower out-of-school girls in Uganda through a proprietary life-skills, reproductive health, and agriculture training program. By equipping girls with land, knowledge, skills and assets to begin their own sustainable passion fruit farms, previously unemployed young women become financially literate, entrepreneurial leaders in their communities.

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Green Monday Foundation

Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

Plant-based diets

Green Monday Foundation takes on climate change, food insecurity, health issues and animal welfare with an innovative and diverse social venture platform that shifts individuals, communities, and corporate towards sustainable, healthy and mindful living.

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Meet the finalists for the 2018 Roddenberry Prize

Reduced Food Waste

ColdHubs Ltd.

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

ColdHubs designs, installs and commissions, 100% solar-powered walk-in cold rooms, branded as ColdHubs, in markets and farms, to store and preserve perishable foods 24/7; extending their shelf life from 2 days to 21 days, for farmers, retailers and wholesalers, to eliminate food spoilage due to lack of cold storage.

Leket Israel


Through its innovative food rescue model, Leket Israel works to alleviate hunger and promote social justice and environmental protection (through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) by rescuing and redirecting tens of millions of kilograms of excess food annually to needy beneficiaries from the most vulnerable sectors of Israeli society.

Nilus Asociación Civil

Buenos Aires, CABA, Argentina

Nilus is a social enterprise that applies technology and sharing economy models to reduce food waste. Their vision is to digitally transform the food rescue industry. They rescue food from supermarkets/producers and distribute it among soup kitchens through a virtual network of (paid) drivers. It is an Uber service for rescued food.

Girls' Education


Baltimore, MD, United States

CorStone provides evidence-based resilience programs for marginalized girls, fostering thriving in the face of adversity. Youth First, one of the first resilience programs in any developing country, has reached 50,000+ youth in India and Kenya. The Government of Bihar, India seeks to scale-up Youth First to 2+ million students.

Room to Read

San Francisco, CA, United States

Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program supports girls to complete secondary school and acquire the necessary skills to make informed choices about their own lives and improve their life outcomes, while also enhancing the environments and communities around them in a sustainable way to ensure the success of future generations.

The Citizens Foundation

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

The Citizens Foundation may be the largest independently owned network of schools in the world. It is the largest private employer of women in Pakistan. TCF aims to scale its impact by creating a pathway for 100,000 out of school girls aged 10 to 16 to mainstream into school.

Women's Rights

ActionAid Association

New Delhi, Delhi, India

ActionAid seeks to advance the agency of unrecognized and under-enumerated women farmers and producers in agrarian India, focusing on social, economic and ecological justice. Working with indigenous farmers, we enhance their existing traditional knowledge with scientific comprehension to collectively build solutions for the future of farming in the 21st century.

Global Grassroots

Portsmouth, NH, United States

Through trauma-healing, mindful leadership, and social entrepreneurship training, Global Grassroots helps women war survivors design their own non-profits to rebuild communities. In Rwanda, our women initiating water infrastructure provide 3,000+ people with sustainable water access while investing profits to advance women’s rights. Their model of exponential ripples costs only $8/beneficiary.


New York, NY, United States

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that partners with grassroots women's groups on the frontlines of war, disaster, and injustice. Our mission is to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face.

Plant-Rich Diets

The Good Food Institute

Washington, D.C., United States

The Good Food Institute harnesses the power of food innovation and markets to transform the global food system from animal agriculture to plant-based and clean meat. Their Plant-Based Meat Research Competitive Grant Program catalyzes vital R&D to dramatically reduce meat’s greenhouse gas emissions and create a climate-friendly food system.

The Humane Society of the United States

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

To reduce the suffering animals endure on factory farms and improve sustainability and public health, they partner with the world’s biggest foodservice companies, school districts, universities, hospitals, and the military to serve less meat and increase plant-based options by delivering hands-on culinary training, marketing materials and menu development.

World Resources Institute

Washington, D.C., United States

The World Resources Institute’s submission outlined their endeavors to transform the world’s diets. Through their ‘Better Buying Lab’ program, they bring together leading food companies with experts in behaviour change to innovate novel approaches to shifting eating habits. These approaches are then scaled globally through the ‘Cool Food Pledge’.