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On September 16th, we are reminded that much can be achieved when we continue to work together under common and significant goals! The #ozone layer is nature’s brilliant way of protecting the living and running #ecosystems of our planet from harmful ultraviolet radiations. 🌍🌍It was the Montreal Protocol – signed by many countries globally in 1987, that started a collective agreement and further effort in order to phase out and reduce the use of harmful ozone depleting substances. This #international co-operation has led to great results that ensured a safer #planet for current and future #generations.Today, on the #InternationalDay for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, let us keep raising awareness on the issue and continue working on finding solutions in order to protect what protects us! #WorldOzoneDay#ozoneday2021 #climatechange #UnitedNations #climatecrisis #OzoneLayer #ozoneday #health #environment
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2 weeks ago

Interesting and very helpful meeting at the half way mark of the SureMap Project #Advisory #Board.The project thanks #Prof. Dr. #Mohsen #Tawfik, Prof. Dr. #Eman #Sayed, Lothar Fickert, Giorgio Baiamonte and all other members of the board for their valuable contributions.Hani Sewilam, Richard Gramlich, Yomna El-Awamri, Florian Balmes, Giuseppe Provenzano, LEONOR RODRIGUEZ SINOBAS, Salah Ali, Natalie Tamer, Salah Ali, Sigward von Laue, Victoria Timpe and the whole SureMap Project team presented the current status including all achievements and faced challenges.Especially the need to further develop online content and thus the opportunities in curriculum development and the creation of #MOOCS using #OER was discussed, but also the continued, engagement of civil society.Sustainable development in all four dimensions, including #Environment, #Economics, #Societal Governance and #Cultural interactions require attention and need to move more into the focus.#sustainability #governance #erasmusplus #sustainabledevelopment #engagement #egypt, #society #SureMap
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2 weeks ago

Terre des Homme is organizing a visit to SEKEM Farm to contribute to the International Youth Day 2021, which is commemorated every year on 12 August.The Programme encourages youth around the world to organize activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country. IYD 2021_Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.#SureMap#youthday#health#internationalyouthday
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2 months ago

Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. This year it lands on July 29, 2021. That means we have consumed humanity’s resources one month earlier than last year!You can know more about past Earth Overshoot Day from this linkwww.overshootday.org/newsroom/past-earth-overshoot-days/We at Devilag Service Office, SureMap Project, and SEKEM are working on a better sustainable future. With a clear vision and goals, we will create an impact! Together we can create sustainable consumption.#SEKEMvision2030#Devilage#SureMap#OvershootDay#SustainableConsumption #SDGgoals
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SureMap Teaser

The Future of Agriculture in Egypt

The final agenda is out !
Join us to SureMap’s webinar (12 October 2020, 14:00-16:00 Cairo Time) on  “Sustainable Resource Management Programme to Solve Deserted Challenges” and engage with the expert speakers.
If you want to register scan the QR code on the poster or click on the link below https://bit.ly/2Fiv397.
The webinar will be delivered in English (free of charge).

The Future of Agriculture in Egypt

The Carbon Footprint Center at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development published an interesting report on organic agriculture compared to conventional crop production systems based on data and methodologies from FAO. The results are astonishing: 

Organic is cheaper, 
if we include all externalised costs

Read the full report here:  https://www.sekem.com/…/The-Future-of-Agriculture-in-Egypt-…

Small hold farmers would also benefit from true cost accounting!

SureMap Brochures (EN/AR)

You can now check out and download the SureMap brochures developed in May 2020. The brochures are both in English and Arabic. 

Kick-Off Meeting (17-18.02.2020)

The SureMap consortium had its kick-off meeting during 17-18 February 2020 in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting was organized by Heliopolis University and hosted at Ecovilag (Sekem Development Foundation). 

The project partners worked heavily in order to shape and align the work of each work package and co-deliver the value envisioned through SureMap. 

Stay tuned for SureMap’s next steps !