2018 Award Updates
This year’s winners come from around the globe:
Award Ceremony in November, 2018
The WAFA Award represents international credentials and exposure.
For the 200,000 people benefiting from the Mazhapolima rainwater harvesting, WAFA was pleased to present the 2018 WAFA Award with cash assistance and the Award Amphora. The on-site award event was ideal to celebrate and acknowledge the amazing work being done with community-based efforts.
Mazhapolima has transformed water access and quality through the improvement of 600,000 wells. With the support and efforts of home workers, businesses, schools, and families, simple plumbing technology is put in place to improve groundwater.
Fuprosomunic Solar Ovens Nicaragua
Award Ceremony in December , 2018
The WAFA Award exposes projects to scale and replicate proven new innovations in similar communities globally.
Our winner of the Air category, Fuprosomonic in Nicaragua, is a solar oven project. Marketing and distribution of the ovens have mobilized communities that have helped protect women’s rights, clean local air, improve the quality of food, and have new techniques for preserving food.
People and Planet Life Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
Award Ceremony in January, 2019
WAFA Award helps our winner use the platform to share their success with other communities and make progress toward their goal.
In Nigeria, the women of the People and Planet Life Foundation have developed a tool for cultivating and farming fish thereby ensuring a reliable and healthy source of food while giving women and families a means of a sustainable livelihood.
At the celebration event, a women entrepreneur and trainer at the fish farm described some of the impacts of the PPLF Project. “This means so much to us in Nigeria. To be recognized for our work, for the opportunities to the women and families and to the betterment of our lives. This helps us to put into practice our products and help us to make money and to teach our children how they can better their lives.”
Ebomvini Primary School, South Africa
Award Ceremony in February 2019 150,000+ liters saved
WAFA Awards recognizes and promotes success.
Periodic droughts devastate rural areas like Godloza where Ebomvini Primary School is located. Ebomvini School staff and students have teamed up to develop innovative solutions for water usage, conservation, and recycling. They have also educated the wider community on these solutions.
Within the school the students have developed innovative approaches to recycling grey water, upcycling waste, developing a permaculture garden, designing an ec0-brick pond, and even creating ec0-brick furniture. They have been active in all phases of their projects: design, execution, maintenance, and monitoring.
The WAFA Award Trophy
For Our Winners
The WAFA Amphora is the work of Mogens Møller, the noted Danish sculptor. His creations include Danish currency designs and the Axeltorv vases at Tivoli.
The amphora has timeless significance. Its classic trophy form is a universal symbol of outstanding achievement. At the same time, its fundamental purpose is to safeguard vital food and drink.
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