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
Mohammed Bassel Al-Madani is a civil and environmental engineer, Founder and CEO of Entrepioneers 2030, Forbes 30 under 30 lister, CEE fellow in the USA, One Young World Ambassador, Arab Youth Center Alumni, Sharjah Government Communication Awardee, AUD speaker, and U.N. SDG Action Awardee. Mohammed Bassel is a highly driven person determined to create a
Shady Khalil is the cofounder and the managing director of Greenish, a social enterprise focused on educating communities about the environment, and empowering them to develop solutions for their most pressing environmental challenges. Greenish core values focus on collaboration with the goal of building an environmental movement in Egypt and the MENA, and this is
Mostafa Elnaby is a social entrepreneur interested in start-ups of sustainability, innovation and community development. He is the founder & CEO of Baramoda, one of the most sustainable startups in the Middle East" (Forbes Middle East). His passion was the fuel to transform Baramoda from an idea into a working Agri-tech startup that focuses on
“I grew up with no role models in my field. No Mediterranean, strong, and decisive women known for shaking the world of energy. Maybe if I can’t find one, then I will be one.”
Current Associate Professional in Green Gas Supply and Usage at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Elsy Milan was selected by the UNDP Climate as one of the five most promising youths in the MENA in fighting climate change. Her journey started with the Youth Leadership Program (YLP6) in Lebanon as she was a researcher
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
"Building a dignified and prosperous future for the MENA region starts by investing boldly in the untapped potential of the youth in the region and accelerating regional integration efforts to counteract the challenges caused by economic and environmental factors, taking into account the long-term challenges of climate change."
Yasmein Abdelghany is an Egyptian education specialist and peace and sustainability advocate. She works with national, regional, and international organizations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Her journey with sustainability started Five years ago through her work focusing on SDG 4.7 which addresses education for sustainable development, especially climate education, and education for a culture of
A rising tie lift all boats.
Jawaher AlBlooshi is a Senior reactor operator at Nawah Energy company. Jawaher is currently working on starting up unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear power plant to support the UAE’s supply of clean, carbon-free energy. Jawaher graduated as a mechanical engineer with a minor in nuclear science. She believes and works toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions
Ahmed Elhadj Taieb is an environmental science student with a major in waste management, and is pursuing a Master's degree in environmental engineering after graduating from a Master's in Germany in sustainable management of water resources. Through his knowledge and experience, Ahmed was responsible for the creation of the first Tunisian fog catcher. He is