Crown Princess presents Knowledge Awards 2009

Kronprinsessan delar ut Kunskapspriset i kategorin 'Folkrörelser/organisationer' till Anna-Karin Cardell, Snilleblixtarna i Sverige. Foto: Bertil Ericson/Scanpix

The Crown Princess presenting the Knowledge Award in the ‘Organisations’ category to Anna-Karin Cardell from the organisation Snilleblixtarna in Sweden. Photo: Bertil Ericson/Scanpix

On Monday 19 October, The Crown Princess presented the National Encyclopaedia's Knowledge Awards 2009 during the Knowledge Gala at Stockholm City Hall.
The Knowledge Awards are Sweden's top prizes for the innovative distribution of knowledge. They were established in 2002 by the National Encyclopaedia.

Winners of the Knowledge Awards 2009:
Education: Bengt Johansson, National Centre for Mathematics Education,University of Gothenburg, who shares the prize with Attila Szabo, maths teacher at St. Erik's Upper Secondary School in Stockholm

Trade and Industry: Patrik Hadenius, the magazine Språktidningen

Public Sector: Brottsoffermyndigheten (Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority), for Rättegångsskolan

Organisations: Snilleblixtarna in Sweden

Other activities/unique personal achievements: Mats-Eric Nilsson, for the book "Hemlige kocken"

The International Honorary Prize was awarded to Jeffrey Sachs, Professor of Economics at Columbia University, for his work on how to eradicate poverty in the world, and on how we can achieve sustainable development.

Jeffrey Sachs mottar Kunskapspriset i kategorin 'Internationella hederspriset' av Kronprinsessan. Foto Bertil Ericson/Scanpix

Jeffrey Sachs receiving the Knowledge Award in the category 'International Honorary Prize' from The Crown Princess. Photo Bertil Ericson/Scanpix