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Nama Group-ESO’s Green Innovation Eco-Thon now accepting applications

Nama Group-ESO’s Green Innovation Eco-Thon now accepting applications

The programme aims at supporting youth in supplying revolutionary options on environmental problems via projects, applications and systems associated to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Eco-Thon is targeting 100 students from colleges and universities to perform on revolutionary options comprising applications, software program and projects.

The occasion will mostly concentrate on 3 themes: Waste management (lowering waste, recycling, up-cycling, waste-to-power innovations) carbon capture and options (wise transportation, carbon capture via plants, renewable power sources as options) and power and water efficiency (on campus), in addition to other revolutionary themes.

Ghada al Yousef, executive manager, group communication and sustainability at Nama Group, stated, “The environmental pillar is one of the three pillars of Nama Group’s sustainability policy. Through our operations and projects related to Nama social responsibility, we aim to achieve common objectives that are in line with the sultanate’s goals and the global environmental orientation. We also contribute to empowering the Omani youth by providing them with the tools required to employ artificial intelligence and its applications in the environmental aspects.”

The 3-day occasion, which will start on October 17 with presentations by neighborhood professionals, will go over nearby environmental challenges.

The speakers will share their knowledge, inspire participants, and get them ready to be revolutionary and capable to ideate genuine environmental options.

A complete-day ECO-Thon will commence right after that as participants’ suggestions will be judged primarily based on feasibility, scalability, financial worth, level of innovation, environmental applicability, and whether or not the remedy is locally inspired and sustainable.

Dareen Mehdi Jaaffar, board member of ESO, stated, “The three-day all-encompassing experience will provide participants with an intensive, full-cycle activity focused on developing innovative solutions for an environmentally sustainable Oman. We will continue working closely with all our partners towards creating an ecosystem in the sultanate that fosters innovation and promotes a culture of environmentally-conscious people across all communities.”

The project is now accepting applications, till September 30, at www.eso-edu.com/eco-thon/ from students, whether or not individually or in teams, seeking to tackle environmental challenges.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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