In addition to being the global youth campaigns coordinator for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Sophie Healy-Thow launched Act4Food.

Joining the 26-year-old are activists who have been acknowledged for "demonstrating exceptional commitment to defeating poverty, defending the planet, and demanding equity" from Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Fiji.

Each recipient will get a financial award for their charity in addition to a year-long support plan from Global Citizen, a platform devoted to ending extreme poverty.

Global Citizen President Liza Henshaw stated, "We need to support young leaders who are taking action now if we are to address the world's most pressing issues."

"It is an honour to celebrate these inspirational trailblazers, who are dedicating their lives to uplifting the most vulnerable in their local communities, and advancing the fight against ending extreme poverty across the world."

On May 1, at the Global Citizen NOW meeting in New York, there will be an award ceremony.