WAFA has identified hundreds of silent heroes in the last decade. Most of the projects have made large scale impact in their locality. WAFA wishes 2 transform its platform 2 increase the visibility of these citizen science-inspired projects. WAFA plans to create an e-catalogue 2 make an online library to broaden their exposure; strengthen & review the vetting process, and facilitate a focused dialogue with innovators & impact investors. It will also have provision for storytelling & production.
21 people die of hunger every day; 783 million don't have access to clean water; 5.5 million die from polluted air every year". Winners or applicants of WAFA are those who are addressing these problems with nature-based sustainable innovative low tech high impact proven solutions. Problems are due to greed, inequality, unethical business practices, etc but solutions are coming from kind, thoughtful, generous sustainability entrepreneurs who still have hope of saving their only planet Earth.
Solutions to global challenges are out there. Around the world, outstanding sustainable projects are there but they are silent-they do not have the resources to scale and replicate their innovative solutions. With this project, we create a platform where projects will be matched with impact investors, Corporate Social Responsibility leaders, angel investors, or philanthropists. The project will get the technological tool that will enhance their visibility and showcase them to registered members.
Due to increased strategic exposure of the projects, many projects that could not take off due to lack of resources will have chance to scale and replicate. These sustainable solutions will be useful in combating the climate change. Positive message will spread and more people will adopt the sustainable measure and eventually WAFA winners and aspirants will follow them and this will spread the word like fire. This is important message & deserves a lot more exposure and commitment from all of us.