Nowadays, EMA countries are facing many complex challenges. Demographic change, water scarcity, rapid urbanization and congested cities are just some of the most pressing issues that require concrete solutions. The current visionary political conditions in the region offer unique opportunities for innovations from the private sector. Thanks to its large, dynamic market and its geostrategic position, the region plays an important role in the transition towards sustainable development. That's why the EMA is delighted to invite you to The 3rd German-Arab Environment Forum
As part of the German-Arab Women's Forum, the EMA brought together, for the fourth time, women (and men) from Germany and the Arab world. In several panels, participants discussed German and Arab perspectives on the situation of women in business, society and politics. This year, the Forum was inaugurated by Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, HE. Sheikha Hend Bint Al Qassemi Faisal, owner and publisher of Velvet Magazine and organizer of the International Week of Fashion in Dubai, as well as EMA President Gabriele Groneberg, Former Member of the German Bundestag.
On June 21, 2018 the EMA attended the concert „Between Tunis and Vienna“ at the concert hall Laeiszhalle, in Hamburg. Remarkable words by Christian Wullf, former Federal President of Germany and Honorary President of EMA, highlighted the beauty of music as a universal language that crosses borders and can be understood by everyone: „Be curious! Don´t be afraid of the unknown!“ With these words he invited us all to overcome prejudices towards other cultures and embrace an open-minded spirit.
Globalization and digitization - both trends hold great opportunities and enfold big potentials, along with being connected with issues like data security and jobs. This was also emphasized by Christian Wulff, former German Federal President and Honorary President of the EMA, at the 2nd German-Arab Digital Forum. The event was hosted by the EMA, the EZ Scout Program, the AWE and the CEBIT on June 11, 2018 in Hanover as part of the take-off Mondays at the CEBIT fair.
Ouissal, EMA’s female entrepreneur mentoring program, is now at halftime for the 2017/18 tandems. The participants from Germany met on May, 15 in Berlin to draw a first conclusion: What does the collaboration between them and the participants from Morocco and Tunisia mean in practical terms? What experiences, questions and wishes have arisen during the project phase in recent months? How can everyone learn and benefit from each other? The informal reunion offered the opportunity to refresh connections and to foster networking in local groups.