World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation Launch Fellowship for Young African Agribusiness Innovators African Development Bank Group 2019.10.18 The World Food Prize Foundation and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs. The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The young leaders will gain experience in international agriculture research centers, including food and agribusiness companies. Ending hunger and malnutrition will help achieve lasting peace in the world, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina told guests at the launch. "Together, let's end hunger in Africa. Together, let's end hunger in our world," said Adesina, who is the patron of the World
"What are you going to do with this land?" Entebe – Airport security officers asked us before our flight to Milan. Our answer was, "We have to build a hospital." We wanted to study the soil today, which the walls of a new center for excellence in pediatric surgery in Uganda will be made of. In 2020, we're going to start taking care of the children who need us. Walking through this building, we realized that there are two real pillars of this project: sustainability and humanity. This hospital is not only the result of careful architectural choices that respect nature and the environment, but is also a place that wants to talk to people, take care of them, and guide them beyond suffering. Wood, soil, sky, water, color. On the shore of Lake Victoria, our hospital will have a large window and a corridor glowing with natural light. Because we want to see the day, the night, the movement of clouds, and the embrace of nature that surrounds the building. Ex
AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina receives Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award Eagle Online 2019.10.10 Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, describing him and the Bank’s work as “legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.” The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony held in Lagos on October 6th. The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation is a non-profit that recognizes Africans who have achieved success through hard work, honesty, integrity, and justice in every field of human endeavour. Previous beneficiaries of the award include Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. Thanking the foundation for the recognition, Adesina said that the African Development Bank had helped 181 million people directly through its investments in the past four years “There is still much to do. We have gone some way, climbi
2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement The Sunhak Peace Prize was established to contribute to a peaceful future for all humanity, which is the vision of its founders, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. The year 2020 is a very significant year for the Sunhak Peace Prize. Not only does it represent the 4 th award ceremony; it is the centenary year of the founders. For this reason, in addition to the 2020 peace prize, there will also be a special Founder’s Award that will be presented to commemorate the 100 th anniversary of the birth of the founder, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. The Sunhak Peace Prize committee carefully reviewed the achievements of many candidates, based on the principles of peaceful interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universally shared values. After careful review, it was decided that the Founders’ Award will be presented to former U.N. Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea. And the 2020 Sunhak Pea
Announcement of the 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates ▲ Chairman Hong Il-Sik announcing the winner of the 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee announced the winner of the 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize on Oct. 5 in Nagoya, Japan. Former Lutheran World Federation President Munib A. Youna (age 70) and Senegalese President Macky Sall (age 59) were selected as the winners. In particular, the “Founder’s Award” was added to the 2020 award to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon. The winner of the Founder’s Award was given to former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (age 76). ▲ Complete view of the press conference of 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates announcement "In international relations, the principle of “national self-interest” takes precedent over norms of dialogue and cooperation." said Hong Il-Sik, chairman of the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee. "In order
2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Founders' Award Winner: Ban Ki-moon Born in South Korea on 1944. 8. 1 Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon became the first South Korean to become the UN Secretary-General in 2006, successfully serving two terms and contributing greatly to peace. During his 10-year tenure, Ban led the United Nations to fight and overcome the unprecedented global challenges and crises, including the global economic crisis, climate change, terrorism, and refugee issues. As a the leader of world peace, he prepared global measures against climate change, adopted an agenda for sustainable development, presented a new vision to the world, and contributed greatly to the promotion of human rights, including gender equality.
2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate: Munib Younan Born in Jerusalem on 1950.09.18 Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan is a pioneer who has devoted his entire life to religious harmony, believing that dialogue and reconciliation between religions are the basis for human peace. Born in Jerusalem in 1950 as a Palestinian refugee, Bishop Younan has been on the path of religious harmony for more than four decades since he was appointed a Lutheran priest in 1976. In particular, he led religious harmony for world peace by serving as chairman of the Lutheran World Federation from 2010 to 2017, building a wide network of religious leaders from different faiths.
2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate: Macky Sall Born in Senegal on 1962.12.11 Senegalese President Macky Sall is the leader who displays a virtuous model of good governance in Africa. Since his election as Senegalese president in 2012, he has been leading the stabilization of democracy in West Africa, raising Senegal to be the one of the most stable countries on the African continent, achieving the rule of law and human rights, poverty eradication and economic development.
2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement World peace can only be achieved when all people live together in harmony, guided by principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values. Unfortunately, the world we live in does not manifest this ideal. In international relations, the principle of “national self-interest” takes precedent over norms of dialogue and cooperation. In order to achieve peace, we must work to overcome the barriers that divide us. We must learn to see each other as members of one human family. Living in a global era, we must all strive for mutual prosperity and lasting world peace. The Sunhak Peace Prize was established to contribute to a peaceful future for all humanity, which is the vision of its founders, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. The year 2020 is a very significant year for the Sunhak Peace Prize. Not only does it represent the 4th award ceremony; it is the centenary year of the founders. For this reason, in a
2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Theme 2020 Special Award of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon The year 2020 is a very significant year for the Sunhak Peace Prize. Not only does it represent the 4th award ceremony; it is the centenary year of the founders. For this reason, in addition to the 2020 peace prize, there will also be a special Founders’ Award that will be presented to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founder, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. World peace can only be achieved when all people live together in harmony, guided by principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values. As the founders, Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han, have always said, ”In order to transcend religious, national and racial barriers, we must move away from self-centeredness and exclusivism by cultivating a harmonious mind and by promoting earnest encounters between peoples.” In international relations, the principle of “nati