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Energy Globe Award

With more than 178 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Qatar 2017

Submitted by: EcoMENA
Project: Raising environmental awareness through reforestation

The program EcoMENA offers environmental information in English and Arabic to empower the inhabitants through offering high-quality professional reported knowledge on the environment.

Initial situation
MENA countries got a lot of major environmental issues plaguing the region, but there is a lack of reliable information and awareness. English is the main language for information that is provided.

Solution
Raising awareness by offering a platform with articles and information about the main environmental issues and possible solutions in English and Arabic, as well as providing a place for young people to share knowledge, experience and talents with respect to content creation, knowledge dissemination, social media campaigns and related activities.

Innovation
Using knowledge and information as a tool for youth empowerment by giving free access to high-quality environmental information to people in MENA through a website and a social media channel. To gather and compile reliable information, crowd-sourcing is used through experts and volunteers. Information is provided in English and Arabic.

Jury-Rating
This program offers verified information about environmental issues in two languages. Users of the platform are supported through expert guidance and mentorship. Especially in countries like Qatar, Oman, Jordan and others you do not have the opportunity to gather information easily so this internet platform is a good way to spread knowledge.



Capital: Doha
Official language: Arabic
Total area: 11.437 kmĀ²
Population: 1.853.563
GDP/Capita/Year: $109.881
Source: Wikipedia 2012