The ‘Benjamin’ Award

“In our interdependent world, cities have not only the obligation but the right to achieve solutions to global issues.”
Dr. Benjamin Barber


In honor of the organization´s founder Dr. Benjamin Barber, the GPM has established the Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award to commemorate outstanding action and/or research in relation to strong city leadership and will be awarded on the basis of a candidate’s contribution to advancing the values and principles set out by the GPM.

WINNERS OF THE AWARD (2017 – 2022) 

2022: All Ukrainian Mayors

2021: Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr – Freetown- Sierra Leone & Mayor Muriel Bowser – Washington DC, USA

2019: Mayor Pawel Adamowicz – Gdansk, Poland (Awarded post-mortem)

2018: Mayor Zandile Gumede – eThekwini (Durban), South Africa & Mayor Daviz Simango – Beira, Mozambique

2017: Mayor Leoluca Orlando – Palermo, Italy

Dr. Benjamin Barber Award 2022 Certificate awarded to all Ukrainian Mayors 

Dr. Benjamin Barber Award 2022 awarded to all Ukrainian Mayors