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Thor Heyerdahl

WIF's response to the communication revolution made me accept to become...

Dee Lawrence

We appreciate the difficult and complicated work that Worldview...

Margot Wallstrom

Global Warming is the biggest challenge in human history...

Mary Robinson

The Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015 gave hope...

Bjørn Heyerdahl

My father Thor Heyerdahl was among the first in the world to warn...

Kofi A. Annan

Freedom of press ensures the freedom of the people. Worldview and it’s...

Sir Arthur Clarke

For over 20 years, Worldview has maintained a steady commitment to...

Chandrika B. Kumaratunga

I am pleased to express my appreciation of the good work done by World...

Dr. A. C. S. Hameed

Worldview is a unique development organization with a visionary mission...

Nina Kung Wang

I am pleased to support Worldview International Foundation’s unique...

Svein Rasmussen

Arne’s enthusiasm made me realize that we all can contribute positively...

Svein Tveitdal

I have been witnessing the remarkable transformation of WIF...

KOFI A. ANNAN

Freedom of press ensures the freedom of the people. Worldview and it’s subsidiary Young Asia Television are together a vehicle of peace and international understanding. This is an example of how a media organization contributes towards the preservation and enhancement of democracy.

Kofi A. Annan
Secretary General of the United Nations
(statement on WIF 1990)

Svein Tveitdal

I have been witnessing the remarkable transformation of WIF from pioneering sustainable development communication and public education at the dawn of the communication revolution in the early 1980ies. to focusing on natural climate solutions at a crucial time for urgent climate action. By planting 100 million trees of mangroves, several destroyed forests have been restored. This will capture 50 million tons of CO2 over the next 25 years. This figure is similar to the annual emissions of CO2 in Norway. And there is more. In addition to coastal protection and enriching flora and fauna in the restored areas, over 100 vulnerable coastal communities have received livelihoods and sustainable development support. I wish WIF the best of luck in expanding this extremely efficient and important work in securing the future of our grandchildren.

Svein Tveitdal
Director Klima 2020
Former Assistant Executive Director UNEP

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SVEIN RASMUSSEN

Arne’s enthusiasm made me realize that we all can contribute positively to climate change. To work with people who are eager to see fast results is key with the challenges we face. The park has a wonderful feeling of optimism, the people working there understand how their contribution helps their local community and the world. The climate park’s documentation showcases how efficient nature is in capturing and storing carbon. It also reminds us how quickly we can help restore what we have damaged.

Svein Rasmussen
Founder and CEO - Starboard
WIF Board Member (2021- present)

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

I am pleased to express my appreciation of the good work done by Worldview International Foundation and its subsidiaries in Sri Lanka and in other developing countries.

Worldview was the first international NGO to establish its Head Office in Sri Lanka in 1979. Since then it has grown substantially and is serving many developing needs in the country.

Communication and public education are today recognized as important elements of the development process. Worldview’s efforts in the use of video, radio, television, Internet, software and development related technology to bridge the digital divide, is therefore very appreciated.

Over the years, Worldview has contributed to several socio-economic, media related development issues, as well as for peace in Sri Lanka. I extend my best wishes to Worldview. May it continue to contribute actively in the development efforts of our country.”

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
President of Sri Lanka 1994-2005

NINA KUNG WANG

I am pleased to support Worldview International Foundation’s unique initiative Young Asia Television. This highlights the importance of the young generation in promoting Peace and Sustainable Development in the Asian Region.

Nina Kung Wang
Chairwoman, Chinachem Group
Hong Kong Institute of Nutrition and Food Science

Dr. A. C. S. HAMEED

Worldview is a unique development organization with a visionary mission to empower people in developing countries with the fruits of the communication revolution.

Dr. A. C. S. Hameed
Sri Lanka’s first Foreign Minister (President of Worldview from inception in 1979 to his demise in 1999)

Mary Robinson

The Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015 gave hope for the future.

In order to keep temperature under 2 degrees C, there is an urgent need for immediate action. In addition to reducing emissions, mitigating CO2 already in the atmosphere is equally important. Protecting the world’s rain forests and restoring lost mangrove forests are essential in reaching the desired goals.

One of the countries with the greatest need for mangrove restoration is Myanmar. Worldview International Foundation’s pioneering project “Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park” with 2 million new trees and millions more to come, is an example of practical solutions to the biggest challenge in our time.

Mary Robinson
Former UN Commissioner for Human Rights 2001

SIR ARTHUR CLARKE

For over 20 years, Worldview has maintained a steady commitment to harnessing the power of communications tools and media for sustainable human development. It has achieved this by producing quality material, training media professionals and enabling communities to understand and appreciate each other. Young Asia Television, Worldview’s recent initiative, exemplifies the organization’s philosophy: it is a brave attempt to provide an alternative voice to reach out to millions of people across the Asia Pacific region. I would like o congratulate Worldview as it enters the new millennium, and wish them all success as they continue with their unfinished business.

Sir Arthur Clarke
CBE Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Chancellor, International Space University
(statement from 2000)

BJØRN HEYERDAHL

My father Thor Heyerdahl was among the first in the world to warn against Global Warming. His life was dedicated to sustainable development with equal rights for all. I am proud of following in his footsteps.

Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar is a timely response to Global Warming and provides support to a country searching for a democratic future with sustainable development for its people.

Bjørn Heyerdahl
Former President of WIF

Margot Wallstrom

Global Warming is the biggest challenge in human history.
We can win this battle with support from everyone concerned.
I have visited Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and experienced an effective process with local and global impact.

Margot Wallstrom
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sweden
& Former Chairperson Worldview Internationa Foundation

Dee Lawrence

We appreciate the difficult and complicated work that Worldview International has completed in order to bring this high value, carbon emission reduction project to fruition. To undertake a project of this scope, to involve the community in the way that it has done, to complete the necessary validation, monitoring, and verification required in a remote area such as this is truly Herculean. We are proud to work with Worldview and to offer this incredible project to our clients.

Dee Lawrence
Founder and CEO
Cool Effect, USA

Thor Heyerdahl

WIF's response to the communication revolution made me accept to become Vice-President in 1979.  Its focus on supporting disadvantaged communities to benefit from the new opportunities was very timely. Countries in the North and South have the same rights and need each other in achieving sustainable global development.

Dr. Thor Heyerdahl