Most countries and companies stop trading with conflict-affected countries because it is difficult, dangerous and risky. warfair helps to make it easy, safe and much less risky.
Contact: We find good products and partners in war-torn countries and establish the contact to companies in Denmark and the EU.
Quality: We ensure high-quality products including the necessary certificates, approvals and laboratory tests.
Contracts: We help to write the necessary contracts and agreements.
Ethics: We check the producers and ensure ethical trade, including good working conditions, environmental protection and anti-corruption.
Finance: We help to finance the trade, ensure payments as directly to the producers as possible, and invest in the production if necessary.
warfair focus on countries affected by high- or medium-intensity conflict and fragility (as defined by the World Bank): Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Rep. and Yemen.
Special focus will be on countries that are members of the group g7+.
Christian Friis Bach
founder and ceo
Christian was 25 years ago engaged in starting the Danish Fair Trade Movement and has worked on peacebuilding and statebuilding both as a Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, in the UN and in humanitarian organisations. It has for long been a dream for him to start imports from conflicted-affected countries. See more at friisbach.dk or at LinkedIn.
Sigurd Hartkorn Plaetner
Sigurd is author, podcaster and communicator. He has published three books, most lately ’Munken fra Nordhavn’ on Gyldendal. Besides writing he has been media-director for the Distortion Festival, HAVEN Festival and Techfestival, and has been in the jury for the Danish art- and culture prize, Artbeat.
Jan has the graphical company TOMBOLA, a multi-disciplinary design company developing interactive universes, books, identities and posters. Hes has created visual designs for Noma, Carhartt, Techfestival, MAD, Restaurant 108 and many others.
See more at tombolacph.dk
Manager, nuts and dried fruit
Teresa Ha has worked with the World Bank Group and UN agencies since 2006, and has been based in Russia, Afghanistan, and Myanmar. Originally from New York, she’s lived in Copenhagen since 2014.
Faiza Mohudin Mohamed
Manager, Sesame from Somalia
Agricultural Engineer, specialized in Buildings and Agro Technology, from the Aarhus Business Academy, Denmark. She also has a professional bachelor's in agricultural business and environmental management and is founder of GeedHoostiis (Under the Tree).
Therese Aunbirk Jeppesen
Projects and SoMe
Therese studies economics at the University of Copenhagen. She has worked in the Danish Parliament, in the think-tank Kraka, taught at the university and studied development and international economics at the New York University (NYU).
Natascha Linn Felix
Chair of the Ethical Committee
Compliance Manager at BWSC, former chairperson of Transparency International Denmark, code of conduct advisor, Danish Refugee Council and anti-corruption, accountability and compliants advisor, DanChurchAid.
Member of the Ethical Committee
Partner and lawyer in the lawfirm Plesner, specialised CEO issues, Compliance and Legal Risk Management, Master of Laws from the University of Copenhagen.
Maria Kim Lassen
Member of the Ethical Committee
Manager, Workers Rights at Global Responsible Sourcing at VF Corporation, Hong Kong, former Social Sustainability Manager in Bestseller and Head of Knowledge and Training at the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative.