Mohammed Bah Abba, 2000 Laureate
Wijaya Godakumbura, 1998 Laureate
Sri Lankan surgeon Wijaya Godakumbura has battled apathy and ignorance to save people from fire caused by home-made lamps. His simple solution to this devastating problem — the Safe Bottle Lamp – has saved thousands from death and disfigurement.
Dave Irvine-Halliday, 2002 Laureate
Thanks to solar-powered, LED systems developed by Dave Irvine-Halliday, more than 100,000 people in 51 countries in Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America have access to safe, healthy and affordable lighting.
Makoto Murase, 2002 Associate Laureate
Waking up city dwellers to the appalling waste of pure rainwater has been a 20-year campaign by Japan’s Makoto Murase, who has designed a system for collecting water that is now in 500 buildings in Tokyo alone.