Gear Up for Empowering People. Award”

In an announcement by the German Embassy in Beirut, the Siemens Stiftung foundation launched a worldwide competition aiming at identifying and presenting appropriate technical solutions for developmental activities.


The “empowering people. Award” is addressed to any individual, team, organization, or enterprise fulfilling certain criteria from any region in the world. The Foundation is looking for relatively simple, appropriate technical products and solutions in different categories (Water and Waste Water, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Waste Management and Recycling, Healthcare, Housing and Construction, Information and Communication Technology) in order to fulfill basic needs of people in developing and emerging countries.

The deadline for online applications is  set for December, 31, 2012. For more info, check the web site: http://www.empowering-people-award.siemens-stiftung.org/award-registration/ or the FAQ’s: http://www.empowering-people-award.siemens-stiftung.org/faqs/


Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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