The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is the Political Foundation affiliated with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany. Its international work is focused on the advancement of democratic participation and culture, a socially just globalization and to promote peace and security globally.
I was hired to organize a two-day conference at the Dead Sea for the Sustainable Energy Programme in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), to bring together regional and international experts to share best practice examples and discuss sensible approaches to common challenges.
Responsibilities of my work included the selection of speakers and panelists, as well as the operational and organizational structure of the event. Through the course of my work I taught myself about the landscape of stakeholders in this specific region in regards to technology and policy. Please click here for a perspective on the foundation's work on promoting 'Policies for Renewable Energy Development in the MENA Region'. Written by the regional program's coordinator Tim Petschulat, it provides an excellent summary of the content of my work.
Jordan became a valuable experience not only through my work with FES. With the E-Case Society I produced an Impact Assessment for Jordanian Hotels to provide the opportunity for NGOs and Development Agencies to include
With a group called 'Concerned Individuals for Displaced Syrians' (CIDS), we managed to raise funds and in-kind contributions through solidarity events and networks of expats to supply hundreds of refugees of the Syrian civil war with tons of food, blankets and medical supplies.
environmental and social aspects in their choice of venue when organizing a conference. This work extened beyond the time I was physically present in the country.