WAFA Proudly Announces Yet Another Global Award


We are Excited About the Launch in February 2020 !!

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2018, calls for a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is the minimum needed to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5 °C over pre-industrial levels. This is also the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.

A global youth movement led by Greta Thunberg is fighting to waken us all to this issue

In response, WAFA is strengthening its engagements in the global communities to support climate change initiatives. The 2020 visible contributions for sustainable development on the ground while keeping fossil fuels in the ground. The Award will target projects that can be shared across the planet for replication. WAFA will also publicize the awarded projects for potential investments for required scale up in specific geographic locations globally.

WAFA is negotiating with COP26 to honor the winners at a WAFA Youth Climate Award Event as part of the Glasgow COP26 in late 2020. The event will be livestreamed to a global audience.

A global youth movement led by Greta Thunberg is fighting to waken us all to this issue.

About “One Lit Candle”

“Jennifer and I are honored and delighted to make “One Lit Candle” (Song for Greta) available to WAFA to coincide with the launch of WAFA Youth Climate Awards category. May it light many candles in our shared vision to help heal our home.”
 “One Lit Candle” (Song For Greta) by Jennifer Edwards and Stuart Hoffman

WAFA Youth Climate Award Key Dates:

15 Feb   Award Launch
01 Mar  Open for Applications
31 May  Closing Date for Applications
10 Jun  Preliminary Shortlisting of Applications by WAFA Board
12 Jul   Selection of Finalists by Independent Jury Board
15 Jul   Open for Public Voting on Selected Finalists
31 Aug  Closing Date for Public Voting
07 Sep  Declaration of Winners
10 Nov  Award Ceremony (Tentative Date)

Nomination and Selection Process

WAFA Awards are known for unbiased selection process through:

  • Governance
  • Award Vision & Framework
  • Supporting Processes
  • Award Categories & Evaluation Criteria
  • Prize Money Allocation & Distribution
  • Partnerships
  • Timelines for the Award Program(s)
  • Marketing and Communication

Dr Madhu P. Pillai,   Executive Chair of WAFA Youth Climate Award

Dr Madhu P. Pillai is a Project Management Specialist and International Speaker with broad-based industry experience in a geographical spread of India, Nigeria, USA and Middle East countries. He has been associated as Projects Director with leading Multi-National organizations.

Dr Pillai is a Fellow of many reputed international organizations and has been associated with leading non-profit professional organizations at their global leadership level.

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