The carrier, which warns that social distancing is not being followed, and the Jordanian program, which helps vulnerable communities grow their online businesses during the blockade, are among five new projects selected through a competition for Covid-related proposals. -19, from the Global Best Practice Program Expo 2020 Dubai.
The selected initiatives join 45 existing best practice projects whose simple, effective and local solutions address some of the world’s biggest challenges, including those set out in the Sustainable Development Agenda – 17 global goals for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.
The latest additions appear today as the United Nations celebrates World Day for Creativity and Innovation, celebrating human ingenuity and the creative economy, and their important role in helping communities throughout the pandemic.
Riem Al Hashimi, CEO of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “The impact of major global challenges has made it clear that we need to work together as a global community to build a better future.”
“These projects provide tangible life solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic, and we are proud to demonstrate them at Expo 2020 Dubai, a one-of-a-kind global platform and influential incubator for new ideas.”
New projects include SafeDistance, a carrier from the Belgian company Lopos that uses alarms, light and vibration to prevent social distancing, and the UAE-based Maji project created by Maji Bucket, a safe, low-tech and low-cost invention. , produced by people with determination in Ghana, to ensure the safe practice of hand washing in rural communities.
Another project, SitatByoot, works directly with vulnerable communities in Jordan, primarily women working from home during the blockade.
During the pandemic, she developed a professional training program to create certified “manufacturers” that produce clothing and handicrafts for sale through SitatByoot’s sister e-commerce platform, Makesy.
Today, Makesy has a certified network of more than 500 “manufacturers” who fulfill orders from home – helping them enter the job market, grow their online business and provide more income for their families.
During the Covid-19 call for proposals, which began in September, Expo received applications from 318 projects in 78 different countries in five main areas: digitization; education and skills development; health and well-being; water, sanitation and hygiene; and livelihood protection.