OCI Lab: Lab1 Follow Up

An invitation to Brainstorm together…

Following up with the peer to peer journey that has just started with our first lab Identify the Social-Ecological Problem in your Community, we are inviting you to continue the conversation here by introducing the problems you are tackling and start a discussion to brainstorm with your peers.

Introduce yourself:
Introduce the community you are dealing with:
State that specific problem you want to dig into:

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Introduce yourself: I am Hadeer or Didi from Egypt, I live in Cairo nowadays, I am almost 28 years old, I used to be a pharmacist before jumping between a lot of careers.
Introduce the community you are dealing with: the community that our project “Didi Asks” deals with is mainly city citizens who are over 25 years old, still singles, hate small talks
State that specific problem you want to dig into the problem is that those people suffer from loneliness and it is not easy for them.to find ways to connect with new people especially in restricted cultures like in Cairo.

I would like to know also what do you think about that and if you face the same problem in your cities.

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Introduce yourself: I’m Hiba SEDOUANE from Morocco, 27 y.o, i’m working on the communication field, and i just started my social project “Diyafa” almost one year ago.
Introduce the community you are dealing with: I’m dealing with two communities, since the customers and the beneficiaries of the project are not the same,

  • The travellers : from all over the world, that care about the environment and the social impact
  • Locals : the resident of moroccan rural areas

State that specific problem you want to dig into: for the first community, there is two main problems, the accessibility to those rural areas and the security there, and for the second one, is that they don’t hav enough financial ressources to cover their needs.

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introduce yourself: I am Mohamed Hassan, I am from Egypt (Beni Suef), 24 years old ,civil and supply chain engineer
Introduce the community you are dealing with: we handle the simplest man needing in a sustainable and safer manner.
On focusing for the most possible consumers we can name:

  • Farmers and farm owners
  • Distant areas and suburban’s population
    State that specific problem you want to dig into We are looking for a solution to the fuel problem and to solve the problems of renewable energy. We also need to solve the problem of waste, especially for food preserves and cows waste
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introduce yourself : I’am jihad issami, 23 years old master student & entrepreneur and social activist .
introduce the community you are dealing with : we are willing to work with two types of costumers:
- Rural cooperative owners
- Artisanal moroccan products enthusiasts .
state that specific problem you want to dig into: -Concerning the first community : tourists are getting scammed when they want to buy an artisanal product .
- Moroccan cooperatives are facing real problem when it comes to comercialize their products

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introduce yourself : I’am Salaheddine Ogontayo, IT and HR Specialist.
introduce the community you are dealing with : We are targeting in first place new residents in major cities in Tunisia and MENA region (students and junior employees) and small businesses in food and beverage, sports and entertainment, retails and culture.
state that specific problem you want to dig into : new residents are facing difficulties to adapt themselves in the new cities and find out activities and places to explore as well as building new lifestyle.
-Small business cannot afford the digital branding costs and they don’t have the abilities to connect with the new residents communities.

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Introduce yourself: My name is Saif Eddine Laalej from Morocco, 22 y.o social entrepreneur with International Trade master. Also founder of the initiative Zelij Invent.
Introduce the community you are dealing with: I’m dealing with all age student, public and private schools and residences.
State that specific problem you want to dig into: We are working on the urban plastic waste management issues.

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