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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Kudos: Incubator program for PwD + Geocycle safely disposes of waste + CIMUN lands Outstanding Delegation at NMUN

Incubator for assistive technology startups: NilePreneurs and the UNDP have launched a six-month incubation program to provide companies with the know-how and training required to produce products and services geared towards persons with disabilities (PwD), according to a statement. The incubator will take prototypes of disability-friendly products and services designed to improve access to public spaces and transport, health, employment and education. The four companies are in line for EGP 175k in funding each from the UNDP. Potential candidates can apply here.

Also on the inclusion front: PwD will pay less for mobile lines with voice and internet services under an agreement between the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the country’s mobile network operators.

Lafarge Group subsidiary Geocycle plans to safely dispose of 200 tonnes of pesticide-related waste, which were collected from various areas as part of the wider Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutant Management Project, according to an Environment Ministry statement. Geocycle will destroy the pesticides in furnace stacks at the Lafarge cement plant in Suez.

AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations has taken home the outstanding delegation award for the 11th straight year at the US-based National Model United Nations, AUC said in a statement (pdf). CIMUN also bagged six out of eight position paper awards and two best delegation awards.

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