About the Committee

The Letten Prize Committee consists of younger researchers who are recognised experts within the fields of health, development, environment, and equality in all aspects of human life. The committee consists of up to seven members, representing at least three continents. The Committee is gender balanced and cross-disciplinary.

The Committee’s main task is to recommend a winner and runner ups for the Prize. The Board of the Letten Prize designates a winner based on the recommendation of the Letten Prize Committee.

The members of the committee are approved by The Letten Prize Board, based on a recommendation from The Young Academy of Norway. The Young Academy of Norway, in turn, base their recommendation on suggestions gathered from Young Academies around the world.

The 2021 Letten Prize Committee:
Heidi Holmen, (Chair), The Young Academy of Norway / OsloMet, Norway
Malgorzata Cyndecka, The Young Academy of Norway / University of Bergen, Norway
Binyam Sisay Mendisu, GYA / UNESCO Institute, Ethiopia
Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, GYA / University of Toronto, Canada
Mudrika Khandelwal, INYAS / Indian Institute of Technology, India
Jennifer Myfanwy Fitchett, ASSAF / University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Beom Kyung Kim, Y-KAST / Yonsei University, South Korea

Previous committees

The 2018 Committee:
Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet Ole Petter Ottersen (Chair)
Professor at The New School Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Associate Professor at University of Oslo, Katerini Storeng
CEO of EAT Forum Dr. Alessandro Demaio
Associate Professor at Gulu University Grace Akello
Managing Director of Havforskningsinstituttet Sissel Rogne