Are you someone with a passion to earn money while saving the planet? Are you a young entrepreneur looking to start or grow your business with innovative ideas in a way that reduce waste and contribute to better cities and communities in Kosovo? Or, simply, do you have an idea how to turn trash into cash? Then you are on the right page!
As part of the Waste Wise Challenge, the US Embassy in Pristina and UN-Habitat Kosovo (in partnership with BONEVET, Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK), Coca-Cola HBC, American Corner and Kosovo United States Alumni (KUSA) invite all creatives, dreamers, designers, tech nerds and entrepreneurs and others (either as individuals, non-governmental organizations or small and medium enterprises) interested to contribute to a healthier future in Kosovo, to submit innovative ideas and solutions for reducing solid waste in our cities and communities and repurposing or recycling it, while rethinking the products lifecycle and impact to our environment, health and climate.
While using design as a tool for change, addressing most pressing societal and environmental issues, let us think on how to reduce our waste, make the most out of it, and aim for Zero Waste Cities! How can we use waste as a resource? How can we design products and components that have a longer lifecycle and promote circular economy? How can we learn from and empower informal waste pickers and better support the jobs that they do? How can we turn trash to cash? How can we make our cities Waste Wise?
Submit an application for the Waste Wise Challenge by filling in the Application Form by 12 December 2021, so you get a chance to win up to 10,000 EUR cash prizes, a trip to World Urban Forum in Poland, and other support including office space, training and mentoring sessions!