WaterFoundation awards International Hundertwasser Prize 2020 to Fekadu Aleka

The 59-year-old German engineer Fekadu Aleka with Ethiopian roots has rendered outstanding services to improve the water supply for more than 55,000 people in Ethiopia to date through his organisation Environmentalists Development Association – Ethiopia (EDA-E).

The foundation will award the International Hundertwasser Prize, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, for the seventh time in 2020. It commemorates Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who, as an artist and eco-activist from the very beginning of his life, worked to preserve the resource of water.

The award will be presented to the winner on 24 February 2020 in his native city of Addis Ababa. The Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection has assumed patronage of the ceremony.

Our film shows the prize winner with his team and the WaterFoundation at his work in Ethiopia. We would like to thank Lukas Baier/Tilman Wittneben (camera), Martin Kern (editing/sound mixing/text) and Thomas Höricht (narrator).

Video on award winner Fekadu Aleka

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