WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN GREEN AWARD 2022
An-Najah National University has been recognized with the Mediterranean Green Award for its work in reducing the environmental impact in the Mediterranean and its contribution to improving the living conditions of vulnerable communities.
An-Najah National University
Since 2007, An-Najah National University has been one of the pioneering institutions in promoting PV solar systems by installing off-grid systems in rural areas without basic services. In this period, it has managed to bring electricity to more than 25 communities with a total population of nearly 2,400 people.
In 2017, An-Najah University conducted a comprehensive study of non-electrified rural areas in Palestine and found out that the Al-Birin community in Hebron had land for agriculture and livestock, but suffered from lack of water and electricity, and it also had obsolete farming techniques that limited the quantity and quality of the products obtained. This community was therefore suitable for implementing the photovoltaic solar system project for electricity and water pumping, so that both its domestic and production needs (houses, schools and a local clinic) were covered, as well as the lighting of its streets. The project in Al-Birin has received funding from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
A study on the impact of this initiative in Al-Birin concluded that electrification with solar panels in rural areas not only significantly affects the environment, but also changes the status of these small communities, producing economic and socio-cultural transformations, reducing poverty and positively impacting health, education and childcare, as well as female employment.
Mediterranean of the Year Award 2022: Ángel León González, the Chef of the Sea (Spain)
MEDITERRANEAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022 Anterior Siguiente Ángel León González has been awarded the Mediterranean of the Year Award for his career and international
Mediterranean Identity Award 2022: Mediterranean Youth Council (France)
WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IDENTITY AWARD 2022 The Mediterranean Youth Council has been awarded the Mediterranean Identity Award for its mission to involve young people
Mediterranean Solidarity Award 2022: Associazione NO CAP (Italy)
WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SOLIDARITY AWARD 2022 Associazione NO CAP has been awarded the Mediterranean Solidarity Award for its work with migrant groups, especially relevant
Mediterranean Digital Award 2022: American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIGITAL AWARD 2022 This project has been awarded the Digital Mediterranean Award for its contribution to improving competitiveness in the tourism
Mediterranean Women’s Award 2022: Leila Mezian Benjelloun (Morocco)
WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WOMEN’S AWARD 2022 Leila Mezian Benjelloun’s candidature has been awarded the Mediterranean Women’s Award for her commitment with the preservation and