Robert Freling of the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) has been presented with the King Hussein Leadership Prize for his ‘visionary leadership and distinguished work with SELF to bring solar power to some of the 2 billion people in the world that are still living beyond the reach of an electric power grid,’ SELF says.
Established in 1999, the King Hussein Leadership Prize is an annual international award given to individuals, groups or institutions that reflect the late king's visionary and courageous leadership in their efforts to promote sustainable development, human rights, tolerance, equity and peace.
For 2008, the Foundation Board sought to honor a leader who has made a transformative impact on the environment.
In presenting the 2008 Award, Her Majesty Queen Noor stated, ‘Mr. Freling is a visionary leader working at the intersection of environmental stewardship and sustainable human development, whose work has had a transformative impact on the quality of life, opportunity, and the security and stability of communities around the world.’
SOURCE: Solar Electric Light Fund