WAF Award Founder and President Tina Lindgreen was invited to attend the opening ceremony of Beijing Forum 2015 on November 6, 2015. Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria until 2014, delivered a keynote speech about humanitarian action. In the speech, Mr. Brahimi commended WAFA for its support of its 2010 winner, Permaculture Research Institute and its project “Greening the Desert” in Jordan. This Forum welcomed some 300 scholars from around the world to discuss “The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All — Different Paths with Common Responsibilities.” Held under the auspices of the Beijing Municipal Government, the event is co-sponsored by Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies.
Beijing Forum 2015 opening ceremony
Second person from left- Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi. First person from the right, Ms. Tina Lindgreen.