Dr Colin Hudson was a British agriculturalist who lived in the Caribbean for thirty years. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in Barbados this February. Colin was recognised for his innovative designs of agricultural machinery but in recent years his career shifted from engineer to environmental campaigner. He will also be remembered for the Web of Hope, a global platform for grass-roots initiatives, for which he was the original catalyst. Building on the analogy of a spider’s web, spinning itself around the globe, the Web of Hope was set up to provide positive feedback on sustainable solutions.
Each month we will introduce you to a member, or members, of the Web of Hope team. This month we will start with Web of Hope founder Dr Colin Hudson, who died in February 2004. In 1994 Colin, a British agricultural engineer who had been living in Barbados for forty years, mobilised 3,000 volunteers on the island to come together and create The Village of Hope. This temporary 'village' showcased 'Initiatives of Hope' from around the world. The event was such a success that Colin was invited to be the catalyst for a similar Village of Hope at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg during 2002, and this led directly to the creation of The Web of Hope. Colin's vision, energy, passion, and deep knowledge gave The Web of Hope much of its initial character, and continues to underpin what we do now.
Dr Colin Hudson was a British agriculturalist who lived in the Caribbean for thirty years. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in Barbados this February. Colin was recognised for [...]