UNIVERSAL CITIZENS MEDIA AMBASSADOR ADAM GREENWELL, NEW ZEALAND
Adam Greenwell is a producer of multi-media, writer, and social entrepreneur based in New Zealand. He graduated with a degree in Social Anthropology from Massey University. Since then, he has undertaken courses in music and theatre studies. Adam is the author of Wrestling and Nestling, a book about New Zealand society as seen by well-known New Zealanders including the late Rt Hon Sir Wallace Rowling, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. He completed a bi-lingual music tribute to Leonardo da Vinci in 1998, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s fresco The Last Supper.
Since the new millennium began, he has assisted his mother, filmmaker and writer Professor Liz Greenwell (Energime University) in her two major film projects – No Chance to Paint the Canvas (2001) about civil society on a global scale; and Watering the Fields of Humanity, (in production) the greatest example of global cooperation ever committed to celluloid. Professor Greenwell was presented with a medal from St Pope John Paul II, which is now a Third Class Holy Relic.
Adam is a tenacious and tireless networker who has spent much time bringing together groups and individuals from around the globe in the cause of protecting our environment and fostering commitments to human rights and educational empowerment. His efforts have greatly expanded the reach and visibility of Energime University throughout the world. His work originated with assisting the mission of Professor Liz Greenwell and her humanitarian outreach. Professor Greenwell founded “Global Cooperation Day” and several other U.N. supported efforts developed to build a global consensus in addressing the critical issues we face as an inter-connected population.
Kenya’s PAKA (Passing Ancestral Knowledge Along) Foundation invited Professor Greenwell to partner in current efforts to assist the North Horr region near the Ethiopian border. The PAKA Prof Liz Greenwell INSPIRED Program has already been submitted to Nexus, the same global scientific conference that helped formulate Agenda 2030, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Agenda 2030 is the first global agreement that recognizes the interlinkages between sectors and suggests ways to address them.
INSPIRED stands for “Integrated Support for Pastoralist Initiatives for Resilience and Development”:
The program targets 15,000 households which equates to 90,000 vulnerable persons in affected communities. The beneficiaries range from marginalized groups including elderly, those living with disabilities, chronically ill, widows and single mothers and orphans. It will also include wider vulnerable pastoral households gravely affected by drought through loss of livelihood assets (livestock). The project aims to save lives of people and households devastated by drought hazards and enable them to rebuild their livelihood strongly.