Awards 2016 – You chose the winners!
175 applicants from five continents submitted their projects when applications opened on Earth Day. 70 met the application criteria. The development experts of the WAFA Selection Committee created a shortlist of nine applicants – all of them amazing!
And then you had the final say! For the first time, the global public was invited to vote online to select three winners. Check them out here!
WAFA staff and film crew visited the winners on location in Denmark and India to present them with the Award and a monetary prize. The filmed visits will be used to show how every person has the potential to create positive change.
Tellspec – Denmark
Tellspec was honoured at an event hosted by Agro Food Park in Aarhus, Denmark. Now participating in the Scale Up Food Elite Training Center, Tellspec has moved its headquarters to Aarhus.
KJB Foundation and Nishant Bioenergy – India
WAFA staff and film crew travelled to Chandigarh to honour Nishant Bioenergy, then travelled on Nagpur to honour the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation (KJBF). The ceremonies were combined with field visits to their groundbreaking projects.
Since 2008, WAFA has been identifying exceptional pioneers from every corner around the world and telling their inspiring stories. The Award events celebrate their achievements, gives them global exposure, and connects them with strategic partners around the world.