1. Habiba Community

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    Habiba was initiated as a beach lodge in Sinai, Egypt in 1994. In response to political events and a serious financial crisis in South Sinai, the Habiba Organic Farm was started to provide the founder’s family and community with healthy food. Since then the farm has been collaborating with Bedouin people to convert their desert lands to green ‘havens’.

    Habiba joined WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms/World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) and enjoys facilitating the international collaboration that this brings. Habiba also established a community learning centre which focuses on building the capacity of women and youth to farm sustainably and become involved in local fair trade production.

  2. Benaa organization

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    Benaa aims to empower Arabian youth to build sustainable development projects, and create an interactive enabling environment in the MENA region.

    These projects cover:

    1. Ecological Sustainability: controlling water and air pollution, and solid waste management
    2. Food and Agriculture: organic farming, food waste reduction, and local food production
    3. Education: raising awareness of sustainable development
    4. Urbanism and Architecture: including reconstructing inadequate rural and urban settlements
    5. Information and Communications Technology
    6. Social Development: to improve the life standards of rural and poor communities