The Singapore prize is an award granted by a jury of experts to individuals or institutions who have made an outstanding contribution to the country. It was established in 1986 and is awarded by the government of the Republic of Singapore. It is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the country and is awarded to people who have made significant contributions to the development of Singapore.
The award consists of a monetary grant, a gold medallion, and a certificate. It is presented to the winners at a ceremony in the National Museum of Singapore. The prize has been awarded to a wide range of different people, from businessmen to artists and politicians. The winner of the prize is determined by a panel of judges that includes representatives from the government and private sectors.
A healthy civil society depends on people who care about their communities and put the common good above their own interests, according to a new book by Harvard professor Kishore Mahbubani. The book, published by Wiley-Blackwell, is titled “Why Singapore?” and examines the reasons why the city-state has been so successful, despite its relative weakness in natural resources and military strength. It is based on a series of interviews with citizens and leaders from different parts of the world.
In a world of dwindling trust and fractious divisions, Singapore is a beacon of civility, said Mahbubani, who argues that the nation’s success has been built on its commitment to preserving the dignity of others. The book examines how Singapore’s citizens treat each other with respect and how it has been able to maintain its social fabric despite the challenges of globalisation.
Singapore is also a key international financial centre and a regional manufacturing hub, but it has a long way to go in protecting the rights of its citizens and the environment. A recent report by the United Nations found that it had only a ‘D’ grade in the area of human rights and environmental protection.
The Earthshot Prize will be supported by a group of strategic partners that include Temasek Trust, GenZero and Conservation International. These partners will bring their collective expertise and resources in catalytic philanthropy, blended finance and community engagement to the project. They will support the prize’s work in building a global movement for climate change, and drive public awareness of the impact that our actions can have on the planet. They will also help to host the prizes ceremony and a series of public engagements in the lead-up to, and during, Earthshot Week. They will provide the knowledge, facilities and networks needed to create a highly participatory and exciting prize challenge for the benefit of the global community. To learn more about the challenge, click here.