Liz Greenwell


Liz Greenwell

Executive Director Global Social Development Initiatives


Professor Liz Greenwell’s work with regard to global social, economic and environmental growth, development, enhancement, and advancement is well documented. She has written much on the subject and has put particular emphasis on developing countries, with priority given to countries experiencing extreme and urgent need. In her program World Resource Analysis Point (WRAP) and related program World Major Disaster Rescue and Relief Center (WMDRRC), she has called for immediate fast-tracking of essential services, amenities, and other quality infrastructural developments. She has also championed the process of speeding up help to those countries to become self-sufficient, and participants in the building of a strong and thriving global economy through practicing global cooperation, hospitality and exchange.

Liz Greenwell has a background in communications, hospital administration and has been a successful businesswoman and a senior officer for the Department of Social Welfare at her home in  New Zealand. Her unique and extraordinary set of life experiences and circumstances include the profound effects of early childhood poverty. They are altogether at the genesis of her many world-first initiatives and works, beginning in the 1980s. In 1991/1992, having merged her philosophy, spirituality, and creativity, she continued her path, forming a body of work that became her life, her dream, and her global vision and mission. She aptly gave it the working title – “Watering the Fields of Humanity”. This title takes its name from the following quote by her:

“Can we, all of us together, water the fields of humanity, and bring about a harvest so great, that it will take the world to pick the fruit, a harvest that is civil society? I think we can.”

Another part of her plans concerns the construction of quality homes in impoverished societies. This would be part of a larger effort to raise the standard of living, quality of life, health and well-being of all peoples around the world. This process would start with a gradual, but speedy and efficient replacement of all shanty and shack-type homes, villages, and towns with buildings which are durable and sustainable.

The following are some examples of Professor Liz Greenwell’s continuous works of global social merit, which she has written about in depth:

  • World Resource Analysis Point (WRAP)
  • World Major Disaster Rescue and Relief Center (WMDRRC)
  • No Chance to Paint the Canvas, the world’s first film about civil society on a global scale, written in April 1994 and completed to coincide with the new millennium.
  • Global Cooperation Day, founded by her and established on October 4, 2013.
  • Social, Ethical, and Responsible Investment.
  • Watering the Fields of Humanity, her upcoming film, designed to be the greatest example of global cooperation ever committed to celluloid.

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