Al Nayzak Organization Concludes Made In Palestine 2012 Competition
For the Seventh Consecutive Year
Al Nayzak Organization Concludes the Palestinian Innovations and Inventions Exhibition and Competition “Made In Palestine 2012”
Ramallah-Gaza: Al Nayzak Organization for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation concluded the Palestinian Innovations and Inventions Exhibition and Competition “Made In Palestine 2012” for the seventh consecutive year. The exhibition, which was held in Ramallah Cultural Palace-Ramallah and Grand Palace Hotel-Gaza, included several innovative projects in varied subjects like Applied Science, Engineering, Technology and others.
The awarding ceremony followed an official tour in the exhibition. The ceremony and the tour were attended by H.E Dr. Safa’ Nassereddin, the Palestinian Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology on behalf of H.E. Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad, Major Jibril Rjoub, Secretary General of the Palestinian Higher Council for Youth and Sports, Mr. Mousa Abu Zeid, President of General Personnel Council, Dr. Laila Ghannam, Governor of Ramallah and Al Bireh, Ms. Safa’ Abu Assab, Programs Manager in Diakonia Organization, and Eng. Adnan Samara, President of the Palestinian Higher Council for Innovation and Creativity, in addition to a number of officials and representatives of official local and international organizations.
H.E. Dr. Safa’ Nasereddin explained in her word during the awards ceremony on behalf of the Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian government’s immense interest in supporting the Palestinian innovative youth and investing in their brilliance. She affirmed the government’s interest in encouraging programs that empower youth and contributes to supporting their projects that fit to compete in the market, indicating that the Palestinian innovations prove that we, without doubt, are able to become a country.
On his part, Eng. Aref Husseini, Founder and General Director of Al Nayzak Organization, thanked those present for their support and added that holding the exhibition and competition this year, even after coming late because of the latest assault on Gaza, proves the ability of the palestinian people to amaze the world with its competency to innovate. He affirmed the organization’s belief in fostering talent and scientific knowledge, affirming as well the organization’s efforts in developing its programs and succeeding in launching the scientific entrepreneurship program for school students and linking it with advanced programs in space physics with NASA.
In her word during the ceremony, Ms. Safa’ Abu Assab, expressed hers, and Diakonia’s joy with the partnership with Al Nayzak Organization for the seventh year through Made In Palestine Program and Competition. She confirmed the Palestinian need for innovative projects that provide work opportunities for youth, explaining that “Made In Palestine” presents the best example on such entrepreneurial initiatives. She also congratulated all the participants and the winners on behalf of Diakonia Organization.
Out of over 300 applicants for this year’s cycle of the program, the projects that reached the final exhibition were 11 innovations from the West Bank and 17 from Gaza Strip specializing in a number of scientific and technological sectors like chemistry, mechanical and electrical engineering, IT and other. The first place prize (repeated) went to Rahal Rashid, Mohammad Manasra, Afnan Hamad, and Marah Jamous for their project “The Production of Fuel from Plastic Waste”, in first place (repeated) came Karem Abu Odeh, Anis Abu Hamad, and Baker Al Wawi with their project “Inspecting Water Quality Management System”. In second place (repeated) came Hala Moheisen with her project “Study - Biological Control of Insect Infected Tomatoes Using Beauveria Bassiana Fungus” and second place (repeated) Jenan Njoum, Jamil Juneidi, and Tamara Halsah for their project Ultra Thermo Press”. In third place (repeated) came Ibrahim Daabes for his project “Modern Onion Planting Machine” and third place (repeated) Mohammad Abu Matar with his project “The Green Crystal-Modern Greenhouse System” .
Made In Palestine program is one of Al Nayzak’s annual programs which aims to link scientific university research and professional research on one hand and business and industry on the other, in an effort to provide solutions to the technological, scientific and industrial problems faced by local society. The program’s essence is to provide Palestinian innovators inside and outside universities with the feasible opportunities and possibilities to achieve their hopes and aspirations which, in turn, could lead to results of practical value in developing new products or solving technical problems using creative methods and mechanisms. This year’s exhibition and competition were held in partnership with Diakonia Organization, media partnership with Palestine TV, radio sponsorship by Raya Radio Network, and insurance sponsorship by Trust International Isurance.