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Healthier lifestyles gain ground in Nicaragua

Managua, Nov. (PL) The promotion of healthier lifestyles is now gaining ground in Nicaragua, after the Solar Project for Women in Nicaragua Foundation (Fuprosomunic) received the 2018 WAFA award for its sustainable, low-cost solutions.

Fuprosomunic is a non-governmental organization that promotes the use of solar energy in communities of the provinces of Granada and Masaya.

The Denmark-based organization WAFA (Water, Air and Food Awards) recognized the project for mobilizing community groups to promote healthier lifestyles.

The project features the construction of solar stoves and food dryers, while providing training in nutrition, bio-intensive home gardening, water purification, childcare, among other topics.

As reported, the solar ovens have diminished indoor air pollution considerably in the households where they have been implemented, and lessened deforestation.

Likewise, remarkable health improvements have followed from nutrition training and the gardening program, and some households have seen their incomes increased from selling surplus produce.
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The program is expected to further strengthen the communities in Nicaragua where it has been implemented and generate a ripple effect to inspire other communities and society in general.

Winning projects of this year´s edition of WAFA, in addition to Nicaragua (Air), come from India (Water) and Nigeria (Food).

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The “Solar Project for Women of Nicaragua” Foundation received the WAFA Award 2018

Sunday November 4th, 2018 | El 19 Digital

FUPROSOMUNIC is a non-governmental organization that promotes the use of solar energy in the communities of the provinces of Granada and Masaya.
WAFA (Water, Air and Food Awards) is a Danish institution that promotes sustainable, low-cost solutions to ensure drinking water, clean air, and healthy food to all.
According to this institution’s press release, “FUPROSOMUNIC has mobilized community groups to promote healthier life styles: building solar ovens and food dryers, and learning about nutrition, self- supply home gardening, water purification, child care and other important topics. The solar ovens have considerably reduced indoor air pollutions and deforestation”.
The winning projects of the WAFA awards in 2018 came from Nicaragua (Air), India (Water), Nigeria (Food) and South Africa (Youth).

Foundation Solar project for Nicaraguan women receives WAFA 2018 Award

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The Foundation Solar project for Nicaraguan women (FUPROSOMUNIC) received the award WAFA 2018 (awards of the water, air and food), for its low-cost sustainable solutions to ensure clean air.

FUPROSOMUNIC, non-governmental organization that promotes the use of solar energy in communities in the departments of Masaya and Granada, also managed to develop interesting ideas for the environment.

According to a press release, “FUPROSOMUNIC has managed to mobilize community groups to promote healthier lifestyles: building solar cookers and food dehydration facilities, and instructing on nutrition, home self-sufficiency gardening, purification of water, care of children and other issues. Solar cookers have decreased considerably the contamination of air in homes and also deforestation”.

Other winners of the 2018 Edition of the WAFA Awards, in addition to Nicaragua (air), come from India (water), Nigeria (food) and South Africa (youngsters awards).

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FUPROSOMUNIC (Foundation Solar project for Nicaraguan women) obtained the WAFA 2018 Prize in the ‘Air’ category. FUPROSOMUNIC is a non-governmental organization that promotes the use of solar energy in communities in the departments of Masaya and Granada. WAFA (water, air and food, awards ) is an entity based in Denmark that encourages sustainable low-cost solutions to ensure clean water, clean air and healthy food.

According to a statement from the Agency, “FUPROSOMUNIC has managed to mobilize community groups to promote healthier lifestyles: building solar cookers and food dehydration facilities, and instructing on nutrition, domestic self-sufficiency gardening, water purification, care of children and other issues. Solar cookers have decreased considerably the contamination of air in homes and also deforestation”.

The winners of the Edition 2018 of the WAFA award, in addition to Nicaragua (air), come from India (water), Nigeria (food) and South Africa (young).

Healthier lifestyles gain ground in Nicaragua

Managua, Nov. (PL) The promotion of healthier lifestyles is now gaining ground in Nicaragua, after the Solar Project for Women in Nicaragua Foundation (Fuprosomunic) received the 2018 WAFA award for its sustainable, low-cost solutions.

Fuprosomunic is a non-governmental organization that promotes the use of solar energy in communities of the provinces of Granada and Masaya.

The Denmark-based organization WAFA (Water, Air and Food Awards) recognized the project for mobilizing community groups to promote healthier lifestyles.

The project features the construction of solar stoves and food dryers, while providing training in nutrition, bio-intensive home gardening, water purification, childcare, among other topics.

As reported, the solar ovens have diminished indoor air pollution considerably in the households where they have been implemented, and lessened deforestation. Likewise, remarkable health improvements have followed from nutrition training and the gardening program, and some households have seen their incomes increased from selling surplus produce.

The program is expected to further strengthen the communities in Nicaragua where it has been implemented and generate a ripple effect to inspire other communities and society in general.  Winning projects of this year´s edition of WAFA, in addition to Nicaragua (Air), come from India (Water) and Nigeria (Food).

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Water harvesting project emerges Water winner in global voting campaign

The Hindu THRISSUR , NOVEMBER 14, 2018 23:09 IST

A Mazhapolima team was presented with the Water Air Food Award (WAFA) Denmark 2018 in the water category at a function held at Thrissur Collectorate on Wednesday.

District Collector T.V. Anupama received the award from Sneha Singh, Chief Corporate Officer, WAFA.

Out of 171 applications, Mazhapolima project was voted the Water winner in the global voting campaign. The award carries a certificate of achievement, a cash award and the WAFA trophy, designed by a leading European sculptor.

The WAFA recognises and promotes sustainable solutions that ensure safe drinking water, clean air and food for all.

Mazhapolima is a rooftop rainwater harvesting method for replenishing water table.

With simple technology of capturing rainwater from the rooftops, people can ensure water security throughout the year.
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“Local self-governments should be able to ensure full participation in the rainwater harvesting project. Rainwater harvesting system has become popular in schools, houses and police stations. People started acknowledging importance of rainwater harvesting in the state,” Dr. Singh said.
Addressing the function, Ms. Anupama stressed the need to create awareness of the need of preserve the water sources.

Solar project for Nicaraguan women obtained the WAFA Award 2018

Managua. The very first radio. | November 4, 2018 at 16:39

FUPROSOMUNIC is a non-governmental organization that promotes the use of solar energy in communities in the departments of Masaya and Granada.

WAFA (awards of the water, air and food) is an entity with headquarters in Denmark, which encourages sustainable low-cost solutions to ensure clean water, clean air and healthy food.

According to a statement from the Agency, “FUPROSOMUNIC has managed to mobilize community groups to promote healthier lifestyles: building solar cookers and food dehydration facilities, and instructing on nutrition, domestic self-sufficiency gardening, water purification, care of children and other issues. Solar cookers have decreased considerably the contamination of air in homes and also deforestation”.

The winners of the Edition 2018 of the WAFA award, in addition to Nicaragua (air), come from India (water), Nigeria (food) and South Africa (young).

Bringing Green Heroes to Light in Malaysia

Gandhi (second from left) and Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) president Datuk Seri Mustapa Ali (third from left) with presenters Zuethen (left), Lindgreen (fourth from left) and Sundstrup (centre, back row) and other representatives from WAFA, APSA and UBM.

The “Star” Malaysia’s leading English-language newspaper has recently featured WAFA’s conference with UBM and business leaders.

“Bringing Green Heroes to Light” article highlights the world’s dramatic unsustainable circumstances we all face and, the positive steps that WAFA and UBM are taking to address the situation.

UBM Asia Asean Business Managing Director M. Gandhi says UBM is “Delighted to support efforts that can make the world a better place. As one of the largest exhibition organisers in Asia, we want to share solutions with businesses, companies and leading players for the betterment of society. Some of our preferred subjects are in line with WAFA’s theme and various conferences, making this particular initiative even more relevant.”

By supporting WAFA, UBM hopes to bring the real silent heroes to light, promote their projects to stakeholders, and ultimately encourage various partners to come together, support and replicate their efforts. “Understanding the effects of what we’re doing and avoiding potential disasters is key to coming up with solutions that are sustainable for the future of mankind.

“Why wait until disaster strikes when we can do something about it now? We should not take what is abundantly available to us now – for granted,” Gandhi says.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

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Walking the Walk! Going beyond Corporate Image

 
Tengku Amir (third from right) receiving a certificate of patronship from Lindgreen at the high-tea event, accompanied (from left) by WAFA Malaysia advisor CK Surendran, Mohd Azumi, WAFA Malaysia advisor Datin Paduka Dr Santah Kumari, and WAFA Malaysia advisor Siva Anamaly.

Malaysian business leaders explored global sustainability partnerships with WAFA and its outstanding pioneers over high tea at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur!  The multi-facetted soiree, “CSR Beyond Corporate Image”, was hosted by United Business Media (UBM) Malaysia and Water Air Food Awards (WAFA). In this relaxed setting, the leaders learned about WAFA, its awardees’ breakthrough initiatives around the globe, and very importantly, the exceptional business opportunity to “do well by doing good”.

UBM Malaysia co-chairman Gen (Rtd) Tan Sri Mohd Azumi Mohamed stressed the shared responsibility for environmental sustainability among government, business, and and organizations like like WAFA and the Asiawater Responsible Business Alliance (AWRBA). “Many businesses are partners in sustainable programmes, eradication of poverty, and promotion of better living” he said. “UBM Malaysia also seeks to play a CSR role in areas of innovation, sustainable and community-based solutions. This is what ‘serve to lead’ is all about. Through its alliance group initiative of AWRBA, UBM Malaysia aims to bring together leading charities from the region with the mission of bringing clean, safe drinking water and sanitation to the underprivileged.”

The event included a dialogue with academics and two WAFA winners whose initiatives have transformed their communities: the Permaculture Research Institute –  represented by Co-director Rhamis Kent – and the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation – represented by Chairman Shishir Bajaj.

At the occasion, WAFA had the honour of welcoming its latest patron, His Highness the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. In accepting the position, His Highness stated, “We are facing various challenges in creating a sustainable global food production and access to clean water and air. WAFA has become a gateway to extensive knowledge of global conditions in developing countries and can assist corporations in identifying concrete projects and solutions which can be a breeding ground for partnerships.” HH is keen to see Malaysian projects apply for the WAFA awards and encourages corporations to collaborate with them.

A raffle, featuring paintings by well-known artists, raised funds to support the upcoming documentary series about WAFA’s “silent heroes”. Guests had the pleasure of viewing the first episode. WAFA Founder and President Tina Lindgreen noted it had been produced on a shoestring budget: “It all depends on the funds. We have to raise more funds to be able to produce more documentaries and hopefully, the videos will go viral. This will encourage the global public to come together and replicate the effort.”

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