Anwar Fazal (born 15 July 1941 in Sungei Bayor, Selama, Malaysia) is a grassroots environmental activist. He was trained at the University of Malaya in Economics and Education. "Fazal is probably the most influential figure in the worldwide consumer movement, a 'whole earth' coalition of citizens dedicated to helping protect the health of our babies and our bodies, and the conditions of our air, water, and land." Source
Awarded Langkawi Environmental Award 2007 by the Malaysian government on the 5th of June 2008 in conjunction with World Environment Day.
Anwar Fazal was appointed Director of the Right Livelihood College located at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, which brings together all the Recipients of the Right Livelihood Award. He concurrently holds the position of Professor at the USM Center for Public Policy and International Studies (CenPris).
Anwar was awarded the 2013 International Tower Person Award for Consumer Education by Technische Universität Berlin, Germany .
Anwar Fazal is also known by the soubriquet Father of the Malaysian NGO Movement.