The ugly truth regarding the fashion industry’s massive carbon footprint is spreading far and wide. The industry accounts for 8-10% of the world’s carbon emissions and 20% of worldwide wastewater. Shockingly enough, the fashion industry takes up more energy than the world’s biggest “climate sinners” the aviation and shipping industries combined.
As the demand for a fashion industry that looks out for both the planet and the workers within it rises, so does the need to enable professionals in this same industry with the inspiration, tools, know-how, and technology to make that happen.
DEDI Green Gate aims to be part of exploring and promoting solutions through dialogue between Egyptian and Danish designers, entrepreneurs, professionals, researchers, and students working in the fashion field and concerned with a more sustainable approach to fashion.
Working within the broad theme of circular economy for the third year and the specific theme of sustainable fashion for the second year, DEDI Green Gate offers the opportunity for 12 Danish and 12 Egyptian youth, between 18-35 with a good command of English to take part in its program.
The program includes local meetings for each delegation, and two study trips in Egypt and Denmark for the whole group. The program is designed to explore the different contexts of sustainable fashion in Egypt and Denmark and find inspiration and solutions through field visits, capacity-building workshops, and plenty of opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.
All traveling and accommodation costs related to the project will be covered by DEDI.
The peer-to-peer learning aspect widened my vision to the sustainability context from all over the world. It made me rethink a lot of concepts I had regarding sustainability, circular economy and sustainable fashion – which I think was shared by us all as you can see from all the results such as partnerships and collaborations that are being planned by many of the participants
Abdelkader El Khaligy, Co-Founder Banlastic Egypt, DEDI Green Gate Alumnus
Participation in this project is designed and possible on the side of a full-time job or study program. However, participants must commit to participating in the entire program.
To apply please fill out THIS APPLICATION before the 20th of March.
Shortlisted candidates will hear back from us by the 23rd of March. Due to the large number of applications we receive only shortlisted or selected candidates will be contacted. A confirmation of the form’s submission once you submit it means it’s in our system.
DEDI Green Gate brings together green entrepreneurs from Egypt and Denmark working under a common theme to promote innovative sustainable solutions through mutual exchange, peer-to-peer learning, inspiration and capacity development.
Since 2004, The Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Initiative has been bringing together Danes and Egyptians, enhancing their knowledge of each other’s culture and society and their mutual understanding. Partnerships are facilitated and carried out within the field of sustainability. DEDI’s projects benefit young Egyptian and Danish students, researchers, and professionals committed to meet the local and global challenges facing their communities.