Nobel Cause, Nobel Prize  - High school event 2021

December 9, 2021

High school students from Honduras, Sweden, Costa Rica, the United States and the Netherlands got together on December 8 to learn about the Nobel prize and to commemorate Norman Borlaug receiving this Prize 51 years ago. Norman Borlaug is the founding father of the World Food Prize Foundation and initiated a worldwide youth programme to inspire youth to feed the world in a fair, sustainable and healthy way.

The collaboration between the four Youth Institutes of the World Food Prize Foundation created an inspiring and diverse session for both high school and university students across the globe. Not only did students learn about the history and impact of the Nobel Prizes, but they also had an exclusive virtual tour of the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm, given by Annika Hedås Falk, Education Director of the museum.

In the last hour of the session, lessons on Nobel Prize laureates and their work were given to the students in breakout rooms.

  • Chemistry 2020: Genetic scissors – Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
  • Economics 2019: Fighting Global Poverty - Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer
  • Peace: 2020 Eradicating Hunger - World Food Program

Students of different ages from different backgrounds had the chance to share their perspectives on the three topics in the discussion after the presentation. Like Norman Borlaug believed, the youth has an important role in solving world issues, so it is extremely valuable that youth from different parts of the world connect.