Winner of the World Food Prize: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, a Man Who Has Worked to Alleviate Hunger

Winner of the World Food Prize: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, a Man Who Has Worked to Alleviate Hunger

by Sangeeta Haindl
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Founding chairman of @BRACworld named winner of 2015 World Food Prize via @Justmeans @SangeetaHaidl #FoodPrize15

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:00am



The world owes a lot to thanks to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, and now, his significant work has been recognised. Sir Fazle is this year’s winner of the World Food Prize, the most prominent global award for individuals whose breakthrough achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food security. The award was announced at the U.S. State Department in Washington DC. Sir Fazle is the founding chairman of BRAC, a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation, based in Bangladesh and established in 1972. Since then, BRAC has helped nearly 150 million people out of poverty.

Sir Fazle has created innovative approaches to feeding the world’s rapidly growing population and has made huge progress in improving people’s lives, easing hunger and creating opportunities out of poverty through creative initiatives. His organisation, BRAC, focuses on education for girls, empowerment of women and lifting whole generations out of poverty. It’s an organisation that recognises that by engaging women in STEAM fields—science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math – it benefits local and global communities.

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She is the founder of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She is chairman of London's leading conscious well being organisation, Alternatives, which hosts leading speakers such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and many other well-known names. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer; enjoying helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.