Helmy Abouleish during SEKEMs annual spring festival, 2017

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  • Mon
    13
    Feb
    2017

    40 Years of Change, Development and Progress in SEKEM, Egypt and the World

    20:00Kulturbahnhof Ottensoos

    SEKEM's CEO Helmy Abouleish is a guest at the Kulturbahnhof Ottensoos and holds a lecture entitled:
    "40 Years of Change, Development and Progress in SEKEM, Egypt and the World"

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  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2017

    40 Years of Change, Development and Progress in SEKEM, Egypt and the World

    20:00Rudolf Steiner House, Nuremberg

    SEKEM's CEO Helmy Abouleish is a guest at the Antroposophic Society and holds a speech entitled:
    "40 Years of Change, Development and Progress in SEKEM, Egypt and the World"

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  • Wed
    15
    Feb
    2017
    Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017

    BIOFACH Fair

    Fairground Nuremberg

    SEKEM presents itself and its products on the leading trade fair of the organic industry. The SEKEM booth can be found in Hall 7 Number 311.

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  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017

    40 Years of Change, Development and Progress in SEKEM, Egypt and the World

    20:00Talhof-Café »Walden«, Heidenheim

    SEKEM's CEO Helmy Abouleish is a guest at Café Walden, Heidenheim and helds a lecture entitled:
    "40 Years of Change, Development and Progress in SEKEM, Egypt and the World"

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  • Wed
    22
    Mar
    2017

    Birthday Celebration for Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish

    17:00Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, Cairo, Egypt

    The Heliopolis University celebrates the birthday of SEKEM Founder Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish with an enriched program and high-ranking guests.

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  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017

    SEKEM Spring Festival

    13:00Theatre, SEKEM Farm

    SEKEM celebrates the birthday of its founder Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish with an enriched program.

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  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017

    World Future Council Annual Meeting

    Bregenz, Austria

    SEKEM's CEO Helmy Abouleish represents SEKEM at the annual meeting of the World Future Council

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  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    16
    Apr
    2017

    "Life and Living" Conference

    Hunter Valley, Australia

    The Antroposophic Society in Australia hosts a Conference, which is enriched by Workshops and a Festival. SEKEM's CEO Helmy Abouleish takes part and represents SEKEM.

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  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    Wed
    03
    May
    2017

    Solutions Summit 2017: Scaling What Works

    Durban, South Africa

    The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship hosts an annual summit for the entire community of Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs

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  • Wed
    03
    May
    2017
    Fri
    05
    May
    2017

    World Economic Forum on Africa 2017

    Durban, South Africa
  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017

    10 Jahre RCE Graz-Styria: Miteinander forschen und voneinander lernen!

    13:00University of Graz, Austria

    10 Years Regeional Center of Expertise (RCE) Graz-Styria: Researching and learning together! We celebrate our 10th anniversary for a sustainable future!

    SEKEMs Chief Relations Officer, Thomas Abouleish participates representing SEKEM and its model for sustainable development.

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  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017

    SEKEM-Day

    11:00Kleiner Kursaal, Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart

    The SEKEM Friends Germany Association holds its annual public general meeting. The meeting is enriched by workshops and performances.

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  • Wed
    23
    Aug
    2017

    SEKEM Initiative – Beacon of Hope for Egypt and the World

    17:00Turmsaal, Kloster Frankenberg, Goslar, Germany

    P. L. Menzel and Dr. C. Menzel will speak today in the Turmsaal of the Kloster Frankberg in Germany about the SEKEM Initiative and its impact on Egypt and the world. They will be acoompanied by two students of the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, Cairo, Egypt, who are currently interns at the research center for energy in Goslar.

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  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    Rapunzel Eine Welt Festival 2017

    10:00Rapunzel Naturkost Rapunzelstraße 1, 87764 Legau
  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017

    Egyptian Project Band

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Creating a sound that you will have rarely heard before, French/English collaborative music collective, Egyptian Project, deliver crazy trip-hop beats, infused with folkloric sounds from across Egypt for a unique take on fusion music. It’s like the Egyptian poetry flying over a heavy psychedelic dub bass with a rock flavor.

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  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017

    SEKEM Symphony - Launching Event

    Amsterdam

    Celebrating the translation of the new biography of Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish "SEKEM Symphony" into Dutch, initiated by the SEKEM Friends Association, Netherlands.
    Among others, Helmy Abouleish, CEO of SEKEM, will give a speech during the festivities.

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  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017

    Initiative Menschlichkeit Begegnungsfest

    Widar Schule Höntroper Straße 95 44869 Bochum
  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017

    Visionär Deiner Zeit - Denke nach! Denke frei! Denke um!

    20:00Kaltenkirchen, Germany

    Helmy Abouleish will give a speech with the title: "Visionär Deiner Zeit - Denke nach! Denke frei! Denke um!" at the Bundesschülerratstagung, Waldorf SV, in Kaltenkirchen, Germany

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  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017

    Lina Osama

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Lina Osama is a visual artist born in Cairo in 1986, the founder of Humans as Living Units of Humanity as well. She paints mostly using mixed media, and has experimented in filmmaking, video art, animation, graphic prints, illustration, painting installations and artistic fieldwork. Lina has participated in more than 40 exhibitions in Egypt, Austria, France and Morocco, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in painting from Cairo University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in 2009. In 2007, she won the Mohamed Mounir award at the Ministry of Culture’s Youth Salon Competition.

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  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017

    Oriental Nights

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Graduation Celebration

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  • Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017

    Nayer Nagui

    19:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Maestro Nayer Nagui Joined the Alexandria Conservatoire, where he studied Piano under the Italian Prof. Herta Pappo. Furthered his Musical studies in Cairo, where he obtained the advanced certificate of the Royal Schools of Music, London, in Piano performing and Theory of Music, 1996. Nagui is the Founder and the Musical Director of the “Cairo Celebration Choir”, a Choir of 120 members performing famous Chorus works and Oratorios. Musical Director of Disney is dubbing animation in Arabic language. Former Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Cairo Opera Orchestra.

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  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017

    Heliopolis Entrepreneurship Center - Estedama

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University
  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017

    Mostafa Hegazy - Seminar

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Dr.Higazy is an Egyptian humanist, strategic thinker and institutional sustainable development authority. His magnum opus, Termini Context Thinking ‘TCT’ (2002), dubbed Humanistic ‘Terminalism' is considered one of the founding schools of sociopolitical/ socioeconomic philosophy of the wisdom age of humanity, yet to emerge. In the political economy realm, Dr. Higazy, brings to bear 25 years of comprehensive experience in Strategic Advisory, Governance Advocacy, Investment Management, Organizational Psychology, Institutional Sustainable Development, and Strategic philanthropy; all encompassed in the Industry of thinking domain. His professional experience is complemented through an extended academic profile that encompasses the technical aspects of development. Dr. Higazy is the founder of ACME Corp Global (a Strategic Advisory and Investment Management Corporation), NASAQ Foundation for Humanistic Thinking and SQUARE Institute for Strategic Thinking, both Advocacy Think Tanks.

    ACME Corp was founded as the socioeconomic arm of practice through which sustainable developmental models pillared upon NASAQ philosophical and Strategic models are enlivened.

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  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017

    Amer El Touny

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Amer El Touni started to collect ancient Egyptian classic folkloric songs and has made a name for himself in reviving the heritage of our land, performing all over the world.

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  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017

    SEKEM Symphony - From Desert to a Living Organism

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University
    40 Years of Sustainable Development. An Arts Performance "From
    Desert to a Living Organism" Eurythmy - Speech – Music. In
    cooperation with Sekem /HU Eurythmy and Speech Group and
    students of the Sekem Schools. Directed by Martina Dinkel.
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  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017

    40 Years Sustainable Development – SEKEM Anniversary

    14:00SEKEM Amphitheater, SEKEM Farm

    SEKEM is celebrating 40 years of sustainable development together with its huge community, co-workers, farmers, partners, supporters and friends.

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  • Mon
    06
    Nov
    2017

    Manal Abdelraouf - LOYAC

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University
  • Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017

    A Plea for Socio-Ecological Sustainability in Globalized Value Chains

    16:4519th Organic World Congress - New Delhi, India

    Thomas Abouleish is representing SEKEM in the panel with the title "A Plea for Socio-Ecological Sustainability in Globalized Value Chains" at the 19th Organic World Congress in New Delhi, India.

    The market’s current push toward higher levels of social equity in organic value chains will be discussed. Both associations will share their experiences with concepts such as fair trade, the promotion of social responsibility towards employees in organic production and the effort to guarantee these values through certification and communicate them through labelling or product branding.

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  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017

    How to make Organic 3.0 Reality

    13:4519th Organic World Congress - New Delhi, India

    Thomas Abouleish represents SEKEM on the panel discussion "How to make Organic 3.0 Reality" at the 19th Organic World Congress, New Delhi, India and will discuss the topic together with Frank Eyhorn, David Amudavi, Claude Alvares, Hans Herren, Caterina Batello and Marcus Arbenz.

     

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  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017

    Gerlinde Wendland - Art Exhibition

    16:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    “My art should not limit the thoughts of the viewers, but give them the freedom to develop into all directions,” says Gerlinde Wendland, the creator of many of SEKEMs artworks. The artist has been regularly visiting SEKEM since about 25 years and creates artworks oriented towards classical modernism.

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  • Mon
    20
    Nov
    2017

    Musicario - Trio

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    They are a community of academic, professional and elegant musicians. Whether they are performing for a concert, official event, their aim in life is to perform music the way it was written with passion. It was based in 2016 and it performed every week in Ritz Carlton in Cairo. Members: Mahmoud Zakrya (viola), Karim Adnan (bass), & Sherif Moustafa (piano).

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  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017

    Awtar Quatret

    19:00Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Awtar Quartet was formed in 2012 by Khaled Saleh & Yasser Ghoneim on violin, Essam Abdelhamid on viola, and Mohamed Abdelfattah on cello. In addition to their principal vocation, classical music, the quartet also weaves in other genres such as jazz, tango, Latin works, folk and Arabic music. To highlight the variety of their repertoire, they often also invite other musicians to join them for select performances. In 2013, Awtar presented a series of concerts supported by the American Embassy at Sawy Culture Wheel, Amideast, Information Resource Center of the American embassy, and Banha University. These concerts represented various classical and contemporary American music, in addition to arrangements of movies soundtracks and musicals. In the end of 2013, Awtar gave its first performance at Cairo Opera House, where it performed jazz standards and classical music. It was received with success and a positive critique in the Ahram Weekly newspaper. Recently, They established Osiris String Orchestra for the amateurs in Cairo to train and present the amateurs to the public in Egypt.

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  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017

    Solidarisches Wirtschaften – Impulse aus der Wüste

    19:30Légère Hotel, 11 Rue Gabriel Lippmann, Munsbach, Luxemburg
    Helmy Abouleish wird in seinem Vortrag über die SEKEM-Initiative in Ägypten berichten, die in vielfältigster Weise kooperativ und assoziativ mit Partnern im In- und Ausland
    zusammen arbeitet.
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    Wenn Sie Interesse haben diesem Vortrag beizuwohnen, werden Sie aus organisatorischen Gründen gebeten, sich verbindlich unter jutta.mertes[at]oikopolis.lu anzumelden.
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  • Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017

    Beit El Hekma - Shakespeare meets Sheherazade

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University
    "Shakespeare meets Sheherazade – Drama Highlights". A production by
    actors of Heliopolis University: Hamada Shousha, Tamer Elgazar,
    Dorothea Walter. N.N., conducted by Effat Yehia.
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  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    Eskendrella Band

    19:00Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Was formed in 2000 by Hazem Shahine with the aim of reviving the songs of Sheikh Imam and Sayed Darwish. In 2005, after a two-year hiatus, the band announced its return with new members in the line-up. The band found its identity in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Their songs are inspired by the poets Fouad Haddad and Salah Jahin, as well as the son and grandson of Fouad Haddad, Amin and Ahmad Haddad. Amin and his son write about the changes taking place in contemporary Egypt. The band members include the children and grandchildren of these two poets.

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  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017

    Beit El Hekma - Shakespeare meets Scheherazade

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University
    "Shakespeare (1564-1616) meets Scheherazade" or "The night I met Shakespeare". It is a play that explores the art of play-writing as opposed to the art of storytelling. Two literature icons meet and explore each other’s work. A journey that takes us from Shahriar to Macbeth to the One Thousand and One stories to our world today. 
     

    Cast (in order of appearance):
    Dorothea Walter
    Hamada Shousha 
    Heba Abdel Razek
    Nourhan Said, Aya Essam, Walaa Ahmed
    Tamer El Gazar
    Emad El Raheb
    Written and directed by Effat Yehia
    Music played by Emad El Raheb
    Stage Manager: Irienie Ashraf
    Lights by  Mohamed Abdel Mohsen
    Special Thanks to Martina Dinkel

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  • Mon
    25
    Dec
    2017

    Heliopolis University Students - Final Arts Performance

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University
  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018

    Modern Human and Organisational Development in Business, Schools and University

    20:00Rudolf Steiner Haus Nürnberg

    SEKEMs CEO Helmy Abouleish is a guest at Rudolf Steiner Haus Nürnberg and holds a speech entitled: "Modern human and organisational development in Business, Schools and University".

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  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018
    Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    BioFach Fair

    Exhibition Centre Nuremberg

    SEKEM presents itself and its products on the leading trade fair of the organic industry.

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  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018

    Climate Change

    19:00University of Graz

    SEKEMs CEO Helmy Abouleish is a guest at the University of Graz and holds a speech on mitigating the climate change.

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  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    Focus on Human Development

    CampusA in Stuttgart, Event BildungART18

    SEKEM's CEO Helmy Abouleish is a guest at CampusA in Stuttgart and holds a speech entitled: "Focus on Human Development".

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  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018

    BEIT EL HEKMA: The Star of Bagdad – Nazik al-Malai’ka

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Space of Culture Presents

    BEIT EL HEKMA – Heliopolis University Productions

    The Star of Bagdad – Nazik al-Malai’ka –

    The Pioneer of Modern Arabic Lyrics

    A Dedication to one of our greatest poets in the Arab world

    A Poetry Salon

    “What I have written will revolutionize the poetry of the entire Arab world“ (Nazik al-Malai’ka)

    The story is telling her life and the very special moment in 1947 when Nazik al-Malai’ka (1923-2007) had a kind of a spiritual experience, which was the birth of the free verse that was later called “Modern Arabic Poetry”.

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  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    A Magical Balance on the Rope “Le Fil Rouge”

    13:00Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    As we listen to her fairy tales, Masha Dimitri will perform one of the most fascinating and even breakneck acrobatic shows “Le Fil Rouge” (The Red Rope). The Swiss artist will capture our hearts by her magical balance on the loose wire and inspire us that we can always keep a balanced and therefore a creative life.

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  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    SEKEMs Spring Festival

    13:30SEKEM Farm

    SEKEM celebrates Spring with its friends, partners, and all its community members.

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  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018

    BEIT EL HEKMA- Michael Nueima

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    In commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of Mikha’il Na’ima’s Passing:

    A Poetry Salon

    Mikha’il Na’ima (1889-1988 Lebanon) was a poet, novelist, and philosopher. He is also called a spiritual writer because of his remarkable writings about death. He had a unique humanitarian approach. Na’ima is considered as one of the most influential figures in the modern Arabic literature. He wrote 99 books including drama, essays, poetry, criticism, short stories, and biographies. Among his best known books is the “Book of Mirdad“, a mystical text first published in Lebanon in 1948. Besides, he co-founded, along with Khalil Gibran and others, the New York literary society known as the Pen League.

    “In this poetry salon, we chose poems that tackle various topics such as earth, language, silence, imagination, life, ego, death, and justice. We will end by highlighting the importance of spiritual love in our life,” said Hamada Shousha, the event Director.

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  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018

    BEIT EL HEKMA – Gibran Khalil Gibran

    13:30Space of Cultures, Heliopolis University

    Space of Culture presents

    BEIT EL HEKMA – Heliopolis University Productions

    Gibran Khalil Gibran

    Poetry Salon

    As a young man, Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 Lebanon–1931 New York)  emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

    Chiefly known was his 1923 book “The Prophet”, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose.

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  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018

    World Solutions for Land, Soils and Food in Africa

    11:00 - 14:00Heliopolis University Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/rrJJ5bMmbAr
    In cooperation with SEKEM Initiative, Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development and the World Future Council will hold a conference entitled “Solutions for Land, Soils and Food in Africa” at the university campus. The conference will shed light on the world champions in combatting desertification and enhancing food security and sustainable land management in Africa.
    The event will bring together international high-level representatives and experts; among them:
    • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aty, the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation and Vice President of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)
    • Dr. Auma Obama, World Future Councilor and Founder and Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation
    • Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
    • Sebastian Lesch, First Counselor and the Head of German Development Cooperation with Egypt since 2014
    • Hani Sewilam, Academic Director of Hydrology Department at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and Director of the UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Changes and Water Resources Management at the same university
    • Hans Herren, President of Millennium Institute and Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award for leading a major biological pest management campaign in Africa
    • Lothar Fickert, Professor Emeritus at Graz University of Technology
    • Abdelkarim Sma, Lead Regional Economist and Officer in Charge for the Near East, North Africa and Europe division at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    • Helmy Abouleish, Heliopolis University Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CEO of SEKEM Initiative, and recently recognized as UN Champion for Facing Climate Change. SEKEM received the Right Livelihood Award in 2003 for integrating the commercial success with promotion of the social and cultural development of society and the UNCCD Land for Life Award in 2015
    • Alexandra Wandel, Director of the World Future Council Foundation which convened the Future Policy Award 2017 for combating desertification.
    This event aims to raise awareness about exemplary policies and initiatives that are engaged to support sustainable development of lands, soils, and food production in Africa and create synergies between policymakers of international organizations (for instance the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, International Fund for Agricultural Development or the World Future Council) and national stakeholders (ministries, members of parliament, civil society, academia, and media). Thereby, it shall contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods in drylands and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on Land”.
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  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2018
    Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue for a Sustainable Future

    Heliopolis University Campus

    Application deadline extended to  June 10, 2018

    The Centre for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU), Sekem Development Foundation (SDF) and Heliopolis University (HU) are organizing an intercultural and international summer school to foster cultural understanding and international friendship, thus promoting peace and sustainable development.

    Lecturers will include a Member of the European Parliament, senior Dutch and Egyptian lecturers. Excursions will include visits to locations in Egypt where intercultural dialogue is practiced. The summer school will be completed with a certificate of participation.

    If you are an open-minded student or young person interested to engage in interreligious and international exchange, you can apply until June 10, 2018 to the CAWU or HU (link to the application form see below).  In the application, please state your motivation and why you think you are suited to participate.  A short CV can be helpful to demonstrate this.

    The Summer-School itself, and accommodation at the Heliopolis Student Hostel is sponsored by SGP.  However, we ask for a small contribution towards these costs.  Furthermore, you have to pay for travel to and from Cairo, the cost for visa and insurance as well as entrance fees for museums and sites (like the Pyramids).  The contribution for the summer school is of LE 500 for students enrolled in an Egyptian university (and residents of any transition state) and € 100 for students enrolled in a university outside Egypt, and/or resident in Europe, North America, Asia or any other part of the world. If you can’t afford these fees you can explain this in the application and ask for a scholarship (see application form).

    For further information, please contact us: summerschool@hu.edu.eg

    Registration under:

    https://goo.gl/forms/UYWVbhZ9qVreWO1O2

    Alternatively, you can send an email to info@cawu.orgkshulsman@cidtegypt.com, or summerschool@hu.edu.eg

    Sponsored by 

    The preliminary programme includes:

     

    Event Speakers:
    Jun 25. Mo   - Arrival - Transfer from Airport to HU - Student hostel
    Jun 26. Tu  HU . Introductory session

    History of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt

    Discussion groups – participants writing articles

    Kees Hulsman

    Kees Hulsman

    Jun 27. We  HU  Euro-Parliamentarian Bas Belder

    Discussion groups – participants writing articles

    Bas Belder,
    Kees Hulsman
    Jun 28. Th  DT  Excursion Sekem – Tour
    Jun 29. Fr  DT  Pyramids and Egyptian Museum
    Jun 30. Sa  DT  Salam Medical Center, Qanater Dr. Freddy Bayadi

    Dr. George Messiha

    Jul 1. Su  DT  Church service All Saints Cathedral in Zamalek followed by an explanation about the Sudanese refugee program of the church Open to all interested
    Jul 2. Mo  HU  Arab-West Report database building, exercise with the Interview Documentation Project (each participant needs a pc) Matthew Sparks

    Kees Hulsman

    Jul 3. Tu  HU  Contrasting Arabic and European music.

     

    Egyptian

    Provided by HU

    Ahmed Ghobashy

    Jul 4. We  HU  Still to be fixed Mette Toft Nielsen

    Ahmed Ghobashy

    Jul 5. Th HU  Workshop Freedom of Expression and Respecting Religious sensitivities Johan Snel, Dr. Matthew Anderson, Ambassador Mona Omar
    Jul 6. Fr HU  Workshop The Egyptian Constitution of 2014 as a model for democratization in the Arab World; comparison with Europe Johan Snel, Prof. Dr. Hoda Awad
    Jul 7. Sa Departure - Transfer to the airport

    DT – Day Tour

    Meetings will be chaired by Drs. Cornelis (Kees) Hulsman, director Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) and editor-in-chief of Arab-West Report. Hulsman first arrived in Egypt in 1976 and is responsible for the internship program of the Center for Arab-West Understanding in Egypt.

    General information, including terms and conditions for an application

    The Intercultural Summer School aims to promote international dialogue and understanding.  Furthermore, it promotes dialogue and writing skills and trains participants to publish small pieces of work.  It is organized by the Centre for Arab West Understanding, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt (www.cawu.org) the Sekem Development Foundation (www.sekem.com) and Heliopolis University (www.hu.edu.eg). It is financially supported by SGP (www.sgp.nl) but participants are expected to contribute with a small to demonstrate their commitment.  Final confirmation of the place is dependent on receipt of this contribution.

    Attendees are awarded a certificate of participation, but accreditation in other study programmes is not foreseen.  The summer school does, however, provide the opportunity to get to know CAWU’s Internship Programme, as well as HU and Sekem.

    Accommodation and basic breakfast will be provided by the summer school at the Heliopolis University student hostel if applied for.  Student accommodation is segregated by gender, with only male and only female flats.  However, in any given building there might be more than one type of flat, as well as flats with families.  By accepting the offered accommodation, the above has been explicitly acknowledged.

    Lunch and refreshments are generally provided, except during excursions.  The travel to and from Cairo, any visa fees, and insurances, as well as entrance fees to touristic sites, have to be borne by the participant.

    Texts written during the summer school will, after editing and consultation of the participants, be placed in the database of Arab-West Report. Neither the organizers nor the SGP are responsible for the views put forward by any participant or referent.  However, the organizers maintain the right to exclude anybody from the summer school, who promotes hate, violence or views deemed grossly offensive, as well as anybody who engages in hate speech or unacceptable or unlawful behavior and no compensation or refund, will be paid.  Similarly, the summer school does not promote any particular political view and will not condone political campaigning.

    The submission of an application and any confirmation of receipt of such a submission does not constitute acceptance in any way.  Chosen applicants will be contacted individually and have to confirm their participation within the timeframe stated in the acceptance letter.  The decision of the organizers is final. By applying to the Intercultural Summer School, the applicant specifically agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.

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  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018

    PV Applications in Egypt: Strategies to Meet the Challenges of the Future

    10:00 am - 3:00 pmHeliopolis University Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/rrJJ5bMmbAr

    In cooperation with the Austrian Development Agency and SEKEM Energy Sustainable Solutions, Heliopolis University is pleased to host the international conference "PV Applications in Egypt: Strategies to Meet the Challenges of the Future.”

    International experts and researchers will participate in the conference to share interesting experiences and developments in Photovoltaic (PV) projects in Egypt. They will also discuss the potential role of photovoltaic in Egypt and future challenges and chances.

    Since the Photovoltaic sector in Egypt faced a turbulent time in the previous years, participants will discuss innovative strategies for the photovoltaic market in Egypt with an expert delegation from Egypt and Austria.

    The conference preliminary program is as follows:

    09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
    10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and opening remarks
    10:15 - 12:00 Session 1: "Past and previous PV projects in Egypt, Experience
    gained for the future"
    12:00 - 12:45 Coffee and Snacks; Networking break
    12:45 - 14:30 Session 2, "General framework and policies for PV Projects in
    Egypt, Strategies for the future"
    14:30 Buffet and Networking

    The conference is open for public. For registration, please contact Michael Puttinger or Naglaa Ahmed.

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  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    41st Anniversary Celebration of SEKEM Initiative - Spring Festival 2018

    01:30 pm - 04:00 pmSEKEM Farm
  • Sun
    25
    Nov
    2018
    Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018

    SEKEMSophia Symposium - The Miracle in The Desert

    SEKEM Farm

    “I carry a vision deep within myself: in the midst of sand and desert, I see myself standing at a well drawing water. Carefully I plant trees, herbs and flowers and wet their roots with the precious drops. The cool well water attracts humans and animals to refresh and quicken themselves. Trees give shade, the land turns green, fragrant flowers bloom, insects, birds and butterflies show their devotion to Allah, the creator, as if they were reciting the first Sura of the Koran. The humans, perceiving the hidden praise of Allah, care for and see all that is created as a reflection of paradise on earth,” Ibrahim Abouleish (1937 – 2017).

    How did the vision of the SEKEM founder Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish become reality? How is this social innovation working and how does it affect people’s lives? How can an efficient economy, a healthy social life and a living culture develop together? How can partnership between east and west build peace and prosperity?
    To give you the opportunity to explore a sustainable community in the Egyptian desert, SEKEM offers a five-day hands-on experience, taking place at the SEKEM farm in Egypt. During this symposium, you will meet experts working in different fields in SEKEM to give you deep insights into the vision and how SEKEM’s holistic approach is implemented in its daily working and community life. The program combines both theory and practice and will give you the opportunity to get familiar with all the dimensions of SEKEM’s approach for sustainable development.

    For registration: https://goo.gl/forms/hVT6tf7QynLu85UM2

    To get further information check out our flyerSEKEM Symposium Nov 2018

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with  florian.mende@sekem.com

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  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019
    Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    SEKEM at Biofach 2019 Nuremberg, Germany

    The exhibition center Nuremberg, Germany

    Biofach is the world’s leading Organic trade fair attracting more than 50,000 attendees and about 3000 exhibitors.

    You will find SEKEM in hall 7-311.

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  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019
    Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    SEKEMSophia Symposium - The Miracle in The Desert

    SEKEM Farm

    “I carry a vision deep within myself: in the midst of sand and desert, I see myself standing at a well drawing water. Carefully I plant trees, herbs and flowers and wet their roots with the precious drops. The cool well water attracts humans and animals to refresh and quicken themselves. Trees give shade, the land turns green, fragrant flowers bloom, insects, birds and butterflies show their devotion to Allah, the creator, as if they were reciting the first Sura of the Koran. The humans, perceiving the hidden praise of Allah, care for and see all that is created as a reflection of paradise on earth,” Ibrahim Abouleish (1937 – 2017).

    How did the vision of the SEKEM founder Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish become reality? How is this social innovation working and how does it affect people’s lives? How can an efficient economy, a healthy social life and a living culture develop together? How can partnership between east and west build peace and prosperity?

    To give you the opportunity to explore a sustainable community in the Egyptian desert, SEKEM offers a five-day hands-on experience, taking place at the SEKEM farm in Egypt. During this symposium, you will meet experts working in different fields in SEKEM to give you deep insights into the vision and how SEKEM’s holistic approach is implemented in its daily working and community life. The program combines both theory and practice and will give you the opportunity to get familiar with all the dimensions of SEKEM’s approach for sustainable development.

    SEKEMsophia Symposium Event Fee:
    500 € OECD Countries (Europe, US, Canada etc.)
    200 € for non OECD Countries

    Accommodation in SEKEM Guest House:
    Single Room full board accommodation (68 Euros person/night  /80 US Dollars)
    Double Room full board accommodation (111 Euros together per night  /130 US Dollars)

    For groups of more than four persons or financial support please contact via email there should be no financial reason for non attending

    For registration: https://goo.gl/forms/hVT6tf7QynLu85UM2

    To get further information check out our flyer: SEKEMsophia Symposium Fact Sheet

    Next SEKEMsophia Symposium 3. - 7. March 2019 (further Symposiums will be held on a quarterly basis)

    Arrival should be on the 2nd March and Departure on the 8th March.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with  florian.mende@sekem.com

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  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    Let’s Seed the Future… Let’s Harvest the Gold!

    10 to 12 amSEKEM Farm

    SEKEM invites you to the second phase of Let’s Seed the Future event, next Thursday April 18 on SEKEM’s main farm. We want to harvest the wheat we planted last November under the slogan 100% Organic, one of SEKEM’s main projects in the Vision for 2057.

    Last November, SEKEM community got together to plant the seeds for Egypt’s Organic future. The invitation was extended to everyone who was interested and willing to point the way for a sustainable future. Next to students from SEKEM School, School for Children with Special Needs, the Vocational Training Center and Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development also SEKEM friends from all over the world came together to plant the seeds. Starting from November, pupils from local university and school regularly visited SEKEM in order to join the campaign.

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  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019

    International Students Conference 2019 "Courage"

    Goetheanum, Rüttiweg 45, 4143 Dornach, Switzerland

    A Conference of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum  - from Tuesday, 23 to Saturday, 27 April 2019

    Helmy Abouleish will speak on Thursday the 25th of April on „Courage and Destinies Learning out of the Future".

    Find further information here!

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  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019

    SEKEM Tag 2019: Partnerschaftliches Handeln - Ein Weg zur globalen Verantwortung

    11 am to 6 pmStuttgart, Bad Cannstatt

    The SEKEM Friends Germany are inviting again to their annual SEKEM Day in Stuttgart. This year the event will take place on April 27 and the topic will be “Acting in Partnership – A Path to a Global Responsibility”.

    Find the invitation here (German)
    Flyer and program of the SEKEM Day 2019 (German)
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  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Intercultural Dialogue for a Sustainable Future

    SEKEM Farm

    The SEKEM Development Foundation (SDF),  Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development (HU) and Centre for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) are organising a summer school : ‘Intercultural Dialogue for a sustainable future’ from July 7 until July 14 to foster the understanding of cultural diversity and international friendship, thus promoting peaceful and sustainable development.

    Program

    During the Summer School, participants will explore different ways of meeting each other beyond the boundaries of different cultures, languages, nations, religions and  gender.

    Inspiring lecturers from CAWU (Center for Arab-West Understanding) will lead a journey through Egyptian history and the roots of different religions. Facilitators from the core program at Heliopolis University will guide us to interact with each other in a creative way with different arts: painting, movement, acting and singing. We will also have self-organised time where we explore emerging topics, share perspectives from our different countries and cultures and practice peaceful and constructive dialogue. There will be also space for participants to be actively leading a session themselves. Through this we will explore important topics such as cultural relations between Europe and the Middle East, interreligious dialogue, the role of the arts in intercultural dialogue and Interfaith cooperation . So be ready to co-create the summer school for our sustainable future!  

    The workshop will be completed with a certificate of participation.

    Apply :  https://forms.gle/XhZ9RfbueqK1aqHUA

    The Summer School is an offer to open-minded students or young persons interested to engage in interreligious and international exchange. the program will be held in English. Applications should be sent until May 31.

    Fees

    The Summer School will be held at the SEKEM Farm.  

    The standard fee is 120€ including accommodation and food and LE800 for students enrolled in a Egyptian university. If you want to participate, but you can’t afford these fees you can explain this in the application. We will find a way to support you.

    Costs for travel, visa, insurance are not included.

    For more questions contact : summerschool@hu.edu.eg

    Traveling to Egypt

    There will be an opportunity to do an internship at CAWU after the summer school.

    For more information, contact : info@cawu.org / https://www.cawu.org

     

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  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Solutions for Scaling up Agroecology

    10:30 - 16:00Heliopolis University

    Transitioning to sustainable food and agriculture systems is critical to tackle malnutrition,
    social injustice, land degradation, water scarcity, climate change, loss of biodiversity, and
    agroecology plays a key role therein. In 2018, the World Future Council awarded, in
    partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IFOAM – Organics
    International, exemplary policies that scale up agroecology, and recognized, in collaboration
    with the Startup TAGS, effective practices that empower small-scale food producers. Also a
    number of award-winning experts promote scaling up agroecology. At this event we take a
    closer look at World Champions advancing the much needed transformation of our food
    systems and will discuss especially solutions from Africa.

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  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019
    Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    SEKEMSophia Symposium - The Miracle in The Desert

    SEKEM Farm

    “I carry a vision deep within myself: in the midst of sand and desert, I see myself standing at a well drawing water. Carefully I plant trees, herbs and flowers and wet their roots with the precious drops. The cool well water attracts humans and animals to refresh and quicken themselves. Trees give shade, the land turns green, fragrant flowers bloom, insects, birds and butterflies show their devotion to Allah, the creator, as if they were reciting the first Sura of the Koran. The humans, perceiving the hidden praise of Allah, care for and see all that is created as a reflection of paradise on earth,” Ibrahim Abouleish (1937 – 2017).

    How did the vision of the SEKEM founder Ibrahim Abouleish become reality? How is this social innovation working and how does it affect people’s lives? How can an efficient economy, a healthy social life and a living culture develop together? How can partnership between east and west build peace and prosperity?

    To give you the opportunity to explore a sustainable community in the Egyptian desert, SEKEM offers a five-day hands-on experience, taking place at the SEKEM farm in Egypt. During this symposium, you will meet experts working in different fields in SEKEM to give you deep insights into the vision and how SEKEM’s holistic approach is implemented in its daily working and community life. The program combines both theory and practice and will give you the opportunity to get familiar with all the dimensions of SEKEM’s approach for sustainable development.

    SEKEMsophia Symposium Event Fee:
    500 € OECD Countries (Europe, US, Canada etc.)
    200 € for non OECD Countries

    Accommodation in SEKEM Guest House:
    Single Room full board accommodation (68 Euros person/night  /80 US Dollars)
    Double Room full board accommodation (111 Euros together per night  /130 US Dollars)

    For groups of more than four persons or financial support please contact via email there should be no financial reason for non attending

    For registration: https://goo.gl/forms/hVT6tf7QynLu85UM2

    To get further information check out our flyer: SEKEMsophia Symposium Fact Sheet

    Next SEKEMsophia Symposium 10 - 14 November 2019 (further Symposiums will be held on a quarterly basis)

    Arrival should be on the 9th of November and departure on the 15th of November.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with narimeh.paeplow@sekem.com

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  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019
    Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019

    Social Initiative Forum: Unfolding Individual Potential for the Future

    SEKEM Farm

    During the Social Initiative Forum (SIF), which will take place in December in SEKEM, we intend to share ideas, from all over the world, on how to shape a truly human education for the future. We welcome different people from different backgrounds to enter into a shared dialogue, to help shape an education that supports individual and holistic potential unfolding for a sustainable future. We recognize that this can only evolve through life-long learning with an integral approach, including formal school education, higher education, informal skills training initiatives, as well as entrepreneurial activities within economic, agricultural or cultural backgrounds. Let us inspire and encourage each other to think creatively and to risk starting brand new initiatives and impulses!

    Find more information here!

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