Actor Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, advocated on Monday for corporate and government leaders to provide more support to the world’s poorest countries through investment rather than handouts.
The Elbas were recognised for their efforts in environmental protection, food security, and climate change at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.
United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development Goodwill Ambassadors, the pair pleaded with summit attendees to provide immediate financial aid to those affected by food insecurity and climate change.
Idris Elba has claimed that the world’s underprivileged seek investment rather than charity.
“We understand the power and change that can come from this room … We can move with agility and speed, and your speed is needed now,” the hero of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “Beasts of No Nation,” said.
Sabrina Dhowre Elba brought attention to the food shortages in nations like Somalia, Haiti, and Sudan by concentrating on the struggle of small-scale farmers who produce one-third of the world’s food but lack the means to do so.
They were to Davos to bring attention to those “not making the headlines as much as my husband,” she told her partner.