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Rinzin Phunjok Lama, Rolex Laureate

Rinzin Phunjok Lama, Rolex Laureate. Credit score: Rolex

Rolex has been supporting tasks to enhance the planet by way of the Rolex Awards for 45 years, reminding the world {that a} profitable watchmaker is one which does far more than make nice watches. Don’t get us fallacious, we love nice watches — due to course we do — but it surely simply feels good to suppose that each watch offered makes the world a bit of bit higher. This goes for no matter Rolex watch you personal too, as a result of this has been ongoing for near half a century.

As you would possibly recall, the Rolex Awards are one of many pillars of the Rolex Perpetual Planet programme, which now we have coated extensively on this website, however we digress. This month, the Geneva-based agency introduced 5 new Laureates of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, every of whom is engaged on ground-breaking tasks that may have a profound impression on the world we share. They’re Felix Brooks-Church, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Rinzin Phunjok Lama, Gina Moseley and Luiz Rocha. They are going to every obtain funding (quantities unspecified) and the advantages of the Rolex press equipment for publicity functions, globally. So, why these 5, it’s possible you’ll ask?

“Rolex has lengthy acknowledged its duty to play an element in making a sustainable planet, a Perpetual Planet,” stated Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex Director of Communication & Picture. “Somewhat than venturing into the unknown and discovering uncharted lands, the brand new breed of explorers is dedicated to defending the planet. The 5 Laureates are prime examples of those guardians of the long run.”

Here’s a little bit about every of the brand new laureates, verbatim from the Rolex presser:

Felix Brooks-church

Felix Brooks-church, from the United States, tackles malnutrition in Tanzania by way of equipping rural flour mills with a ‘dosifier’ machine, which provides vital micronutrients to fortify staple meals.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, from Chad, makes use of indigenous peoples’ conventional data to map pure sources and forestall local weather conflicts within the Sahel.

Rinzin Phunjok Lama

Rinzin Phunjok Lama, from Nepal, works to guard the richly various ecosystems of the Trans-Himalayan area, residence of iconic and globally threatened mammals, by involving native communities.

Gina Moseley

Gina Moseley, from the United Kingdom, goals to steer the primary expedition to discover the planet’s northernmost caves to enhance our data of local weather change within the Arctic.

Luiz Rocha

Luiz Rocha, from Brazil, works to discover and shield mesophotic coral reefs and their biodiversity within the Indian Ocean, and to strengthen conservation of those largely unknown ecosystems.

For extra info on the subsequent version of the Rolex Awards in 2022, take a look at the web site here. Extra information in regards to the present Laureates and initiatives are additionally obtainable here.

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