On Wednesday 20 October 2021, the WeMed Award winners were publicly announced through an online Award Ceremony, as a closing event for SwitchMed Connect 2021.
The goal of this first edition of the WeMed Award was to recognize the outstanding achievements of sustainable businesses and public authorities supporting them. The 7 finalists were invited to share their remarkable stories, and finally the 3 winners and 2 honorary mentions were announced.
The winner of the Early Stage category is Green Fashion, from Egypt, a business that combines the reuse of the textile and fashion industry’s waste with the empowering of marginalized women. Discover more about their project in this video.
The winner of the Growth Stage Category is Fabric Aid, from Lebanon, that aims to establish a socially and environmentally conscious value chain for the apparel industry. Discover more about their project in this video.
The winner of the Public Authorities Category is Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF), a public initiative that aims at providing funding for sustainable energy measures in Jordan. Discover more about their project in this video.
Finally, two sustainable businesses were granted with an Honorary Mention, Moline, from Tunisia, that aims to create sustainable skincare products, and AKYAS Sanitation, from Jordan, that presented a sustainable and low-cost sanitation system for vulnerable populations.
If you missed the Ceremony, you can watch the video where they get to share their inspiring stories here.
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