“André Jordan has been a great supporter of the Prize for the past thirty years, which shows his dedication to helping young people find their purpose, achieve their goals and find a place in the world.

“Such dedication illustrates well why this nomination is so deserved. He supported the Prize as a World Fellow, founded the International Special Projects Advisory Board for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and fostered connections with new philanthropists. For all this, and much more, thank you,” said John May, secretary general of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Founded by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, in Great Britain, the Prize is present in 144 countries, with the participation of more than 7 million young people and annually receives 350,000 new participants. Its commitment is to make this opportunity available to 1 percent of the young population by 2023, that is, the equivalent of 7.9 million young people.

Portugal has in the Infante D. Henrique Prize, created in 1987, its national version. The President of Honour is the Duke of Bragança and André Jordan was Executive President between 1995 and 2001.