TRT World Citizen Awards 2018




Many individuals around the world are working to make a positive contribution to society and drive change in their communities. However, they often do not receive the recognition they deserve for their efforts. In 2018, World Citizen successfully launched the World Citizen Awards, highlighting and celebrating these individuals, and inspiring others to believe that they can make a change in their communities and the world at large.

The award ceremony was held on the 3rd of October 2018 in Istanbul.
Educator Awardee
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

The Educator Award celebrates and empowers an outstanding educator who has demonstrated a commitment to improving quality, expanding access, and pursuing innovative strategies to provide local education of the highest caliber to vulnerable or underserved populations.

Communicator Awardee
Jérôme Jarre

The Communicator Award recognizes an individual who has made an impact in the world by connecting to the hearts of people. The recipient of this award has utilized the tools of communication including film, music, arts, social media, and literature to connect with people locally and globally, and use that connection to create understanding and improve the lives of others.

World Citizen Awardee
Mohammed Bzeek

The World Citizen Award celebrates the achievements of a person who has made a significant contribution to their community. This award recipient has used their creativity and skills to generate effective solutions to local problems and has taken an active role in providing service to society.

Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Dr. Hawa Abdi Diblaawe

Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual for a lifetime of contributions to society through service and leadership. This individual will have been involved consistently in remarkable humanitarian endeavors that have demonstrated lasting success and impact. They will have spent the majority of their life engaged in work directed towards the service of humanity.

Award Winners


Award Night Gallery