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 as possible, and invest in the value chain.
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
Christian has for many years said that he one day would like to 'import pomegrenades from Afghanistan'. It is this dream, he is now pursuing with warfair. 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. See more at friisbach.dk or at LinkedIn.
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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
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).
Manager, Resilient Housing Market Systems at Habitat for Humanity International. Formerly worked with UNICEF, UNHCR, Mercy Core and with DACAAR i Afghanistan on safran instead of opium.
Ms.c. in Agricultural Development, certified Sustainable Business Change Manager, former Business Developer at the Danish Forestry Extension. Vibe has have lived and worked in Mozambique, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Mali, Vietnam and Brazil.
Felix studies biotechnology at the Danish Technical University. He has travelled and studied in South America
Therese Aunbirk Jeppesen
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).
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
See the members of the Ethics Committee here