Online voting has closed

Online voting for the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2014 has closed. Thank you for your nominations and votes. The candidates with the most votes from the online voting are Mr. Akhand (29,180 votes) followed by Ms. Sunita Danuwar (25,984 votes).

Together with nominations from international human rights organizations and journalists, Mr. Akhand’s and Ms. Danuwar’s names will be submitted to the independent Awards Committee of the Roland Berger Foundation for consideration. The Award Winner(s) for 2014 have not yet been decided. More information will follow soon.

See complete list of online nominees


  1. sillas Francesas

    Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and tell you I really
    enjoy reading your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums
    that deal with the same topics? Many thanks!

  2. Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung

    Dear Laurisa,
    thank you for your comment. We appreciate your concern.

    I want to ensure you that the voting was indeed genuine. Although Ms. Koirala had the highest number of comments, she did not reach the highest number of votes. Mr. Akhand and Sunita Danuwar launched voting campaigns, which landed them with the highest number of supporters. Even though Ms. Koirala and Mr. Kirity Roy were nominated from the very start, their voting campaign seemed to have come to a halt, while new proposals and nominations reached us. While the comments show support for the candidates, they do not count as votes. It is also not possible for an individual to cast their vote numerous times for the same candidate. Thus, it is not possible that the voting procedure was not genuine or tampered with.

    I hope I could clarify and answer your question. Please do not hesitate to contact us again, if you have any further questions.

    Bettina Frevert

  3. Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung

    Dear Goshi Huma,
    thank you for your comment! You can send your nominations to the Foundation throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, either via the blog or e-mail (
    Bettina Frevert

  4. Goshihuma

    I have been flowing this voting page since Anuradha and Krity Roy have been nominated. What I couldn’t figure out about Anuradha was, her voting was constant around 4000 till September right from the beginning. Then, all of a sudden, after September, her votes got bursted as new nominations began. Then, again more interestingly, her voting got stuck and only comments increased. Does that mean, only already voted people commented or new voters didn’t vote and only they commented.I would like to nominate one guy from Zambia, but I don’t have enough documentation. Is it mandatory to nominate from starting of the year, because I keep travelling around world and I may have to be busy in earlier time of 2014.

  5. Aakriti

    At the moment I am really disappointed with the Roland Berger’s update on their website. It’s shocking to see that a developed nation can play mind games with everyone who has been a part of an honest voting system. I never expected such twists and turns of character from such a dignified award committee. Does this mean sincere voting has no meaning at all? There is no dignity in the Human Dignity award. Six months of honest voting and people who have come with high number of votes out of nowhere suddenly in one night are named the top two probable winners? I cannot digest this fact No one can!! I feel cheated … you have cheated and fooled everyone Human Dignity Award!!!!

  6. Laurisa

    The selection procedure is very confusing. Ms. Anuradha Koirala was a tough competitor and had the highest number of comments. She, in fact, was leading among the other candidates in terms of votes for the first couple of months. We don’t see her name being submitted to the independent Awards committee.

    Also, Ms. Koirala and Mr. Krity Roy were nominated since the very start whereas other candidates came in just a few months back, yet, it’s surprising to see how these candidates acquired these many votes in just a short period of time. Was their voting just enough or done rightfully? Are you sure the voting was genuine?

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