AMWAJ

Towards a Common Future

AMWAJ stands for A Mediterranean Water And Journalism platform that is focused on tackling water scarcity and energy challenges while identifying young talent that help provide innovative game-changing solutions.

AMWAJ is a regional incubator and facilitator for sustainable development that encourages an exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Through partnerships with leading organizations across the Mediterranean region, we are positioned to act as a network of networks in the water and energy sector.

We are creating links between researchers, media experts, industry and institutions, believing in interdisciplinary collaboration, institutional cooperation and intercultural communication. These are the bases of a future Euro-Mediterranean community.

Our Mission

AMWAJ provides enabling conditions for media and researchers to connect, empowering a new generation of reporters, experts and decision-makers with the knowledge and skills to communicate accurately and effectively the value of water and energy in society and to constructively policy-making through articles, photo essays, videos, exhibitions, reports, events, training, and other multimedia material.

 

AMWAJ bridges the gap between science, policy-making and society and contributes to the development of new discourses in the domain of the environment to accelerate sustainable development around the Mediterranean region. 

 

We present technical and scientific data and policy arguments in clear, accessible language, allowing different target groups to gain an understanding of major themes that dominate the water management debate in the region.

 

We empower youth to address past and current water issues from a fresh perspective and to increase their opportunities to influence the future of water.

 

We encourage intercultural exchange around the sea and inspire action to tackle the shared challenge of growing water scarcity and to create a strong, sustainable platform for advocacy and awareness of water issues.

History

We organize a bi-annual conference bringing together research, media and policy.

AMWAJ brings together a movement of hundreds of young professional journalists, researchers and entrepreneurs from the shared geographic space of the 43 countries that comprise the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

AMWAJ forum started under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan and PepsiCo MENA in 2016 and travsersed the Mediterranean in 2018 to Barcelona with the Government of Catalonia, the European Investment Bank and other partners.

Bringing together hundreds of young profesional journalists, researchers, businesses and policy, AMWAJ is spearheading the move to making sustainability and resilience a reality around the Mediterranean.

 

The next edition of AMWAJ Forum will most likely coincide with the following regional event:

 

2020 – World Energy Council, Beirut, Lebanon

 

Join the avantguard of the next generation leading the way in Beirut 2020!

Founder’s Statement

AMWAJ stands for A Mediterranean Water And Journalism forum on sustainable development (AMWAJ).

In Arabic, the word AMWAJ translates to “waves” and refers to the waves of water and energy, the ebb and flow of history back and forth across the sea, the movement of people and goods, the positive potential for investments and building momentum together.

We are grateful to all our partners for making the first two editions AMWAJ Forum a tremendous success in Amman, Jordan, and for seeing the value of continuing this journey together. We hosted AMWAJ in Barcelona (Spain) in 2018 and aim to bring the forum to Beirut (Lebanon) in 2020 — each time, connecting the sea a little more.

Stuart Reigeluth, Founder of REVOLVE