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UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Partner with Community Platform Innovate4Good

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is lending a hand with Innovate4Good's MO of connecting startups with resources, all in the name of sustainable impact.

The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has thrown its full backing behind Innovate4Good – a unique startup community platform that aims to accelerate social entrepreneurship in the MENA region.

Though exact details of what the collaboration will entail have yet to be announced, the Ministry has revealed that it intends to aid in translating and executing innovative ideas into sustainable impact.

“Young people are major influencers in the global drive towards sustainability. When they are empowered, their contribution can be a game changer,” said Director of Government Communication Department at the ministry, Taif Al Amiri told Logisitics Middle East. “Recognising this fact, the UAE has created an environment that equips the young generation with the tools to tackle the responsibilities ahead. In this context, we are pleased to support I4G that encourages youth to actively pursue green entrepreneurship and innovate for the greater good of our planet.”

Founded by Ara Fernezian in May 2019 under the umbrella of the entrepreneur’s strategic management consultancy firm, STRATECIS, Innovate4Good has – in its short lifespan – become a leader in sustainable startup practices and has become an influential cog in connecting startups with resources, while also offering eco-solutions to corporates. The news comes just a few weeks ahead of Innovate4Good's inaugural annual community meeting, which will take place as part of Abu Dhabi Youth Hub and at Tech Park in Masdar City between March 30th and 31st.

According to the platform, the meeting is set to bring together 26 tech and social startups, as well as 40 incubators, accelerators and relevant institutions from across the Middle East, as well as from Armenia, Scotland, Georgia and the USA.

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