Connie Hedegaard

EU Commissioner for Climate Action
Minister of Climate and Energy, Commune. of Denmark

Empowering People

As Minister of Climate and Energy, I am reminded every day that we face huge humanitarian challenges, which will worsen considerably in the years to come because of climate change.

Water and food for people in need are crucial to empower people to take care of their future. Disseminating useful knowledge to other parts of the world about concrete projects – that have proven that they work – is central to our efforts toward a lasting, global improvement of the humanitarian situation.  

Collaboration among governments, humanitarian organisations, businesses and other actors is necessary to achieve this goal. Therefore I am happy to see that The Humanitarian Water and Food Award working to further Corporate Social Responsibility, particularly in collaboration with business and humanitarian organisations.

Ulla Tørnæs

Minister of Development of Denmark

Dynamic Collaboration

The Water & Food Award (WAFA) is an exciting Danish initiative and a global project: a dynamic  collaboration among NGOs, science, the arts, and the business community. It is particularly noteworthy for its focus on the world’s neediest people.

Such initiatives constitute an essential supplement to Danish development aid. As Danish Minister of Development, I greatly appreciate their innovative and creative approach to reaching different target groups from those commonly involved in development politics.

For all of these reasons I wish you every success with the project. I hope that it will contribute to even more awareness that it is in everyone’s best interest to fight poverty in the developing countries, and that private initiatives – such as yours  – can make a difference.


World Green Design Organization

WGDO Goals

  • Accelerate the development of the concept “Green Design” on a global scale,
  • Contribute to a major shift in production, distribution and consumption,
  • Improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions,
  • Contribute to the fight against climate change,
  • Create a communication platform focused on ecological and environmental issues,
  • Promote communication and cooperation on environmental issues globally,
  • Support activities in favor of an environmental shift in economy, trade and investment.

WAFA Award Signatory

Brussels Declaration “Pledge to Peace”

The purpose of the Pledge to Peace is to create a network of people with a shared vision of the value of peace, who have the potential to create, promote and communicate tangible projects and initiatives that can make peace an increasingly present topic at every level in their communities.  Click here to view Declaration

Nonprofit Coalition

Wise and Compassionate Living and Leadership

The 100Hours’ approach is based on the understanding that genuinely sustainable societies, and sustainable well being and happiness, require establishing people’s hearts and minds in positive universal qualities of heart and mind including compassion, loving-kindness, wisdom, mindfulness, generosity, integrity, responsibility, and honesty.

Nonprofit Coalition

Working Together We Can Create Peace One Day

Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.

In 1999, Jeremy Gilley founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.

WAFA Award Signatory

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