Nuclear-Free Future Award

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Since 1998 the Nuclear-Free Future Award (NFFA) is an award given to anti-nuclear activists, organizations and communities. The award is intended to promote opposition to uranium mining, nuclear weapons and nuclear power.[1]

The NFFA is a project of the Franz Moll Foundation for the Coming Generations and gives out awards in three categories: Resistance ($10,000 prize), Education ($10,000 prize) and Solutions ($10,000 prize). Additional optional categories are Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition (contemporary work of art). The award ceremonies take place all around the world.

The NFFA is financed by donations, charity events, and benefit auctions.


The Nuclear-Free Future Award Laureates:[2]

2016: Johannesburg, South Africa [3]

  • Resistance: Arif Ali Cangi, Turkey
  • Education: Bruno Chareyron, France
  • Solutions: Samson Tsegaye, Ethiopia
  • Special Recognition: Susi Snyder, Netherlands/International and Alfred Manyanyata Sepepe, South Africa

2015: Washington, DC [4]

  • Resistance: Megan Rice, Michael Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed, USA
  • Education: Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Switzerland
  • Solutions: Tony deBrum, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Special Recognition: Alexander Kmentt, Austria


2012: Heiden, Germany [5]

  • Resistance: Gabriela Tsukamoto, Portugal
  • Education: Katsumi Furitsu, Japan
  • Solutions: Yves Marignac, France
  • Special recognition: Susan Boos, Switzerland
  • Lifetime achievement: Sebastian Pflugbeil, Germany

2006: Window Rock, USA

2004: Jaipur, India

  • Opposition: JOAR, indigenous Indian farmers (which has sought to defend the health of the tribal peoples who live near the state-operated Jaduguda uranium mine in Bihar)[7]
  • Education: Asaf Durakovic, American nuclear medic (who founded the Uranium Medical Research Center, an independent non-profit institute which studies the effects of uranium contamination)[7]
  • Solutions: Jonathan Schell, American journalist, author and peace activist[8]
  • Lifetime Achievement: Hildegard Breiner, Austria (the "grand dame" of the Austrian grassroots environmental movement, who protested against the Zwentendorf nuclear facility)[7]
  • Special Recognition: the IndianCity Montessori School in Lucknow, India (the world's largest private school, which has a mission to create a nuclear-free future)[7]

2002: St. Petersburg, Russia[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statement of Mission".
  2. ^ "NFFA Recipients and Locations".
  3. ^ "PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT: THE NUCLEAR- FREE FUTURE AWARDS 2016". Earthlife Africa. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. ^ "The Nuclear-Free Future Award" (PDF). Green Cross. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Nuclear-free future awards 2012". Wise. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d Recipients of the 2006 Nuclear-Free Future Awards[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b c d The 2004 Nuclear-Free Future Award Recipients[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Jonathan Schell
  9. ^ "The 2002 Nuclear Free Future Awards". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2008-12-19.

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