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Jordan - Circular Economy / Green Skills

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

Sudan - Biodiversity / Nature-based Solutions

Collective efforts are what would make a better planet. Individuals, Governments, Civil Society and Private Sector are equally responsible for a Sustainable Future. The faster we act, the farther we go together in protecting and restoring the ecosystem.

Hasna is a Sustainability professional with over 10 years of high-volume hands-on ESG, climate change & sustainable development experience in the private sector. Upon completing her Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy, Hasna worked in various industries, such as telecommunications, FMCG, energy and estate management across the MENA Region. She led 500k targeted beneficiaries in social

Egypt - Climate Tech / Green Skills

"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

UAE - Green Skills / Net Zero

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

Tunisia - Climate Tech / Green Skills

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

Egypt - Climate Tech / Green Skills / Net Zero

“With two consecutive COPs taking place in the MENA region, Egypt and the UAE have the opportunity to showcase how the COP-moment can accelerate climate action and create a regional roadmap for clean energy transition. The MENA region has never been in a better position to shape the future of climate action and build a pathway for a just energy transition.”

Mahmoud Abouelnaga is a Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) in Washington, DC. His work includes research and analysis of energy technologies as well as energy and environmental policies. His work also engages business representatives on clean energy and industrial strategy. He writes and communicates information on the overarching topic

Saudi Arabia - Climate Tech

Asrar Damdam is a scientist and entrepreneur who pursued her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus on the Internet of Food. Asrar was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science Middle East Young Talents” Award in 2020 for building a reconfigurable silicon electronic platform for heart-assistive devices, KAUST Research Excellence Award in

Egypt - Circular Economy

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

Bahrain - Circular Economy

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,

Palestine - Green Skills

As Lead Projects Engineer at BEEAH Energy, the clean and renewable energy business under BEEAH Group, Ahmed Albatta plays a leading role in the evaluation, development and implementation of key energy projects. Reporting to the CEO of BEEAH Energy, Ahmed liaises with key stakeholders to ensure best practices are followed across projects, from assessment and

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