I am thrilled and honored by this recognition. I am particularly pleased to have been recognized alongside outstanding, passionate, and aspiring sustainability professionals who are working tirelessly to build a better future for future generations. Now more than ever our region needs us to tackle the global climate crisis and accelerate a transition to a low-carbon and circular economy. Initiatives such as Posterity20 will build bridges and cultivate our powers to make a real impact.
Ramy Salemdeeb is an award-winning Cambridge engineer (PhD) with rich and diverse experience of providing technical advice on sustainability, climate change, and circular economy. Dr Salemdeeb is the founder of Zero Waste MENA, a non-profit volunteer-based advocacy initiative promoting the adoption of circular economy and sustainable waste management practices in the Middle East and North
Painful experiences and challenges come to us all but it is through these opportunities that we build character and we grow...This is how my startup Diwama came to life to advance a greater cause.
Aya is a civil and environmental engineer by background with more than 6 years of experience in engineering and business development. Aya is one of the founders of Diwama and she is motivated by her mission to improve the lives of everyone everywhere by deploying technology for humanity and shaping a sustainable tomorrow. With her
It is important to be reminded of the invisible interwoven web that ties all of humanity together. How we nourish each other and the earth that we share, is ultimately how we care for ourselves.
Lianne is an environmentalist, social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Impact Hub Amman. In 2018, Lianne founded Ecope, a social startup working to manage and prevent food waste in Jordan. Upon receiving incubation from a leading incubator in Jordan, mySTARTUP, Lianne played a leading role in establishing the Green Committee and mySTARTUP Committee, with the
Those 100M+ Egyptians deserve a sustainable future, so we're building the Future of Green for them.
Alaa Kamal Afifi is an Egyptian young software engineer. He founded Bekia, in Egypt in 2017. Bekia is an online platform to exchange separated inorganic waste— such as cans, plastics, food, oil, and metal—for cash through a smart wallet or with goods and services. Since its inception in 2017, the startup has raised $200,000 in
Fashion contributes to global pollution across its value chain. In designing fashion using more sustainable methods, waste is reduced, off-cuts are re-used, and sourcing is done using only low-impact materials. For each society, this may look different. For example, some communities import more fashion than they make. But ultimately, the industry as a whole must change across its value chain, including the way we care for and connect with our clothes as we wear them, and protecting the labourers that make our garments.
Rawan Maki founded Rawan Maki Design House, dubbed "the Arab world’s first sustainable fashion brand” by Vogue Magazine in 2017. The fashion line brings the world sustainably-made, high-quality, one-of-a-kind pieces. In 2019, Forbes Middle East recognised her as one of the pioneering female designers behind brands. In 2021, Rawan displayed her designs in Selfridges London,