Thanks to the support of the Union for the Mediterranean and SwitchMed, Aisha Dweikat, palestinian designer of upcycled goods, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support her green business. Let’s support her!
The capitalization workshop of the Rima Dates project, held in Algiers on September 18, 2018, aimed at extracting good practices in eco-entrepreneurship in Algeria, based on the experience of the pilot project. supported by SwitchMed, Rima Dates.
The B-HUB, the Green Incubator of the Birzeit University funded by the EU, has recently organized the Green Competition to inspire and challenge Palestinian students to launch their green businesses. 28 teams from Birzeit Univerty in Palestine have received free training and mentoring to find solutions to environmental challenges while creating economic opportunities. Check out the winners of the Green Competition!
Our Switcher of the month in October 2018 is Foodisms a Barcelona-based initiative that is changing eating habits by bringing food-for-thoughts to the table.
SwitchMed is currently supporting initiatives, promoting social and ecological innovation on sustainable transportation. We invite you to explore these innovative green projects.
The second and last phase of the SwitchMed Green Business Development Model training started in August in 7 Mediterranean countries after a cooperation agreement has been signed with the national partners to supervise and manage the training delivery.
Egypt's Green Entrepreneurs, Environmental Grassroots Initiatives & NGOs are advancing towards Social Eco-Innovation. This synergy workshop aims to bring together key stakeholders to discuss assets, challenges and concrete measures and instruments to promote green entrepreneurship and the role of CSOs as sustainable lifestyle pioneers in their region , as well as provide an opportunity for networking and exposure for green initiatives. Join us in the Greek Campus, in October 1st 2018.
SwitchMed has developed a practical toolkit for Green Entrepreneurs to better access to finance in the MENA Region. Discover your finance opportunities & determine, in 4 easy steps, the right funding strategy for your green project.
We are surrounded by toxic chemicals: SCP/RAC provides 20 case studies to prevent their use and to find alternatives
The new publication of UN Environment/MAP - SCP/RAC intends to inspire and provide practical indications to phase out toxic chemicals in the Mediterranean region. SCP/RAC and the EU-funded SwitchMed Programme support entrepreneurs and CSOs to take action through technical assistance and seed funding. These solutions not only would benefit the environment in the MENA region but also provides socio-economic development.
Our Switcher of the month in September 2018 is the Jordanian movement called "Eco Hikers", which consist of people meeting every weekend to go on a hike and collect garbage. While picking up trash is a main goal of Eco Hikers, people from diverse backgrounds enjoy language and cultural exchange.