ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in Jerusalem, Israel

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ECOWEEK’s Jerusalem event took place at the American Center in Jerusalem on Tuesday, March 8th and was co-organized with the American Embassy, JEST Hub and the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE. The event took place on International Womens Day and was dedicated to women designers and social entrepreneurs. The event was moderated by ECOWEEK Founding Chairman Elias Messinas.

You can learn more about the event here.

Following a short introduction on ECOWEEK, 5 experts shared innovative projects in design hubs in the periphery (Braha Kunda and Dana Schneorsan), public involvement in the re-design of the Wohl Rose garden in Jerusalem (Yael Hamermann Solar), corporate involvement in design for the community (Galia Hanoch Roe), and urban sustainability and the sharing economy (Valerie Brachya).

Next, 4 young projects were presented, including the ‘JEST entrepreneurship hub in East Jerusalem’ by Rana Qutteineh, ‘Edible gardens in Jerusalem’ by Eva Lerman Sela, ‘Pink Electronics’ an electronics company run by women by Abeer Al Natsheh, ‘the Design Terminal in Yeruham’ by Hadar Momarud, and the ‘Eastern Mediterranean Environmental Coalition’ by Sophie Schor.

You can learn more about the speakers here.

The project of JEST Hub in East Jerusalem, presented by Rana Qutteineh, was voted by the participants as the genius idea of the event. Check out the project:

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