New WAFA Patron
WAFA Awards Welcomes our new Patron
His Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj, The Raja Muda of Selangor
Water Air Food Awards (WAFA) is delighted to announce a new patron: His Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj, The Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor State, Malaysia.
A graduate of Leeds University (B.Sc. – Ecology & Environmental Biology) and of Sandhst Military College, HH’s public commitments include environmental sustainability and youth development. In this latter connection, he serves as patron of Selangor Cheshire Home Welfare Foundation and the Selangor Youth Community. He is also an avid sportsman.
WAFA welcomes the commitment, energy, and fresh perspective that His Highness will bring to WAFA’s efforts to ensure the every person’s fundamental right to healthy water, air, and food.
WAFA’s New Patron Speaks to Regional Corporate Representatives
WAFA’s new patron is His Highness Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Crown Prince of Selangor, Malaysia, The following excerpts are from his address to the “CSR. Beyond Corporate Image” symposium:
“I congratulate WAFA and UBM for this noble initiative of the CSR event.
“We as citizens of this earth are experiencing an uphill challenge for global food production, sustainability and clean air. Major threats to ecological balance will inevitably lead to food shortages. 2.1 billion people lack safewhatsapp-image-2017-10-24-at-17-27-26 drinking water at home. The population increases by 200K every day.
“This is the reality that is staring at us.
“I’m happy to report and appreciate the voice of global communities collectively and clearly expressing the necessity for corporations to take part in the solutions to these global challenges. There are also natural consequences that are putting environmental sustainability into their business content.
“WAFA is a unique global award platform that gives global recognition to people across the globe who are pioneering initiatives which are low tech but can create global impact. WAFA has become a gateway to extensive knowledge of local conditions in developing countries and can assist corporations in identifying concrete project and solutions – which can be a breeding ground for partnerships.
“I sincerely hope that initiatives in Malaysia will bring forth groundbreaking solutions eligible for WAF Awards.”