Recently, the World Future Council (WFC) launched its 2016 Annual Report. Through this report, the organization provides insights to its work over the past year in spreading policy solutions within various aspects by bringing together change-makers from around the world to reclaim the future. From promoting renewable energies, asserting the rights of children to the protection of women from violence until peace or disarmament programs – the WFC achieved a remarkable success by working in close collaboration with international decision-makers, governments and institutions, with the aim of building sustainable societies and realizing international commitments.
The World Future Council is a registered charitable organization located in Hamburg, Germany. The non-profitable organization relies on individual and institutional donations to fund its work, as it researches, identifies and spreads policy solutions that contribute to Sustainable Development. It was founded by the Swedish writer and activist, Jakob von Uexkull, who is also the founder of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”.
Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish, the SEKEM Founder, who received the Right Livelihood Award in 2003, has been one of the WFC councilors since its foundation. The council consists of 50 respected personalities from all five continents, who are considered as prominent global-change makers. They represent governments, parliaments, arts, civil society, science and the business world and form a voice for the rights of future generations on topics like climate change, poverty or a fair economy, which SEKEM Initiative is fostering already since 1977.