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What is WAFA?
WAFA (Water Air Food Awards) is a forward-thinking NGO, headquartered in Copenhagen, that identifies and celebrates environmentally-savvy “silent heroes” around the world – people whose low-cost, high impact solutions (primarily in developing countries) are having a positive impact in their local communities.
Founded in 2008, WAFA is staffed by an international team of volunteers – academics, professionals and business leaders with a shared passion for a sustainable, healthy
WAFA supports United Nation’s Global Compact, signed EU Brussels’ Declaration Pledge to Peace, is a member of World Green Design Organization Brussels, and contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals: #1, #2, #6, #7, #11, #12, #13, #15, #17.
WAFA recognizes and promotes sustainable solutions that ensure safe drinking water, clean air and food for all.
WAFA Award Celebrations
Over 30.000 rainwater harvesting systems installed in India – guaranteeing healthy water for households throughout the dry season.
745 solar ovens built and installed in Nicaragua – boosting family health and reducing deforestation.
345 women’s aquaculture businesses established in rural Nigeria – providing sustainable income and healthy food for the communities.
Established a wetland cleanup campaign, permaculture garden, water reduction pledges and water conservation projects.
Award Winners for Previous Years
Sustainability Entrepreneurs in the area of water, air, and food.
Their commitment strengthens us on our journey to abundant water, clean air & food for everyone
Our volunteers help make it happen! WAFA welcomes professional volunteers from every country.
Award Ceremony: The WAFA Award represents international credentials and exposure.
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What’s New at WAFA?
YOUTH CLIMATE AWARD
We are Excited About the Launch in February 2020 !
WAFA YOUTH 2018
WAFA Youth’s vision is to involve a whole generation of young people in changing the world
School Water Kiosks – Empower the Community WAFA finalist in 2016, “A Water Kiosk at School” project is a great example of the extraordinary results that can be obtained when two countries partner together. The International Transformation Foundation (ITF), a...
TellSpec: poner el control de los alimentos en manos del consumidor El problema La competencia a nivel mundial ha llevado a algunos proveedores a reemplazar los ingredientes anunciados en las etiquetas de sus alimentos por otros más baratos, y a menudo peligrosos. Un...
Green Enterprise in India, Good for People, Good for Business A Double Challenge Mr. Ramesh Kumar Nibhoria is concerned with three major problems in rural India. First, fossil fuels in kitchens and small industries cause a number of environmental and health problems....
“A more sustainable and peaceful world is something we all want. WAFA has an incredible potential. Collaborating with WAFA is a beautiful way to start creating a better world, and overall it makes me feel good”.