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An Award of Recognition as the "INSPIRING VISIONARIES" goes to an entrepreneurial duo Martina Wiedemar and João Almeida, whose vision is to co-create a sustainable and regenerative village in Portugal, the Gandum Village. They have started by implementing an agroforest on the 14ha where they are located, planting tens of thousands of trees and seeds, aiming to restore the deserted soil and bring back life to an uninhabited landscape, while producing healthy and sustainable food for the village. 

 

Upon its completion (2023) the Gandum Village aims to host people from all walks of life whom could visit, stay, learn and even live for longer periods. What makes their project innovative and visionary are the aspects of their courage (as they move from Martina's birthplace, Bern, to the the countryside of Portugal) and their commitment in beginning a challenging but rewarding self-sustainable life by growing their own food and raising animals are outstanding. We recognize their courage and commitment for bringing the best of collective leadership as they are to build a wider transnational community for a more restorative earth society right in the heart of the Mediterranean homeland of longings (Saudades-Fado), geographic discoveries, great culinary and traditional heritage.

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An Award of Recognition as the "INSPIRING VISIONARIES" goes to the masters of transformation Dr.Rama Mani and Prof.Alexander Schieffer for.....

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An Award of Recognition as the "INSPIRING MEDIA VISIONARIES" goes to HABITAT TV for setting up an example for collective storytelling and content creation as to being inclusive of a diverse range of narratives and representation coming from all segments of the society. We recognise their motto "a new living space" for documentary films and acknowledge their courage and determination to encourage inclusivity and diversity suctioning within in a highly polarised and transforming media industry amidst the pandemie.

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An Award of Recognition as the "INSPIRING ANTHROPOLOGIST" goes to Dr. Peter Bille Larsen (Denmark & Switzerland) for his long-term critical research engagement work in cracking sustainability challenges of our times. We recognise his policy oriented scholarly engagement and action- fieldwork engagement in the Peruvian Amazon, Vietnam and his commitment to influence international policies for social equity and environmental sustainability, defending environmental defenders and in visibilising the unheard peoples of particular heritage sites across the world .