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20 April 2016 - 30 April 2016, 8:30AM - 5:30PM, MYT
KPMG in Malaysia is supporting Theo Rohfritsch (24) and Simon Valdenaire (25), during their Malaysian journey, as they Cycle for Water over 25,000 km from France to New Zealand, with the message of clean water for sustainable development. Over the 12 months of the journey, Theo and Simon will cycle across 21 countries raising awareness of the importance of clean water in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
According to the World Economic Forum, water crisis is the number one global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the number eight global risk based on likelihood (likelihood on occurring within 10 years). The effects are already being felt, however. One in nine of the world’s population does not have reliable access to clean and safe water and the United Nations (UN) estimates that economic losses due to the lack of water and sanitation in Africa as a result of the mortality and morbidity impacts are US$28.4 billion or about 5% of GDP. This is more than sub-Saharan Africa gets in aid per year.
Stay tuned for more updates on when Theo and Simon will Cycle for Water through Malaysia.