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SCOW Conferences

SCOW final conference

11 October, 2015


The Final Conference of the SCOW project was on the 1st and 2nd of December 2015 by HWE, at Ramallah, Mövenpick Hotel.

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The agenda of the Final Conference

08.30 - 09.00  Registration

09.00-10.00  -  Session 1: Opening remarks

Moderator: Khaled Rajab, HWE

09.05 - 09.15  Palestinian Environmental Quality Authority  (EQA)

09.15 - 09.25  Ministry of Agriculture

Office of the European Union (EU) Representative- Mr Paolo Curradi, Head of Section -Water and Land Development (Confirmed).

09.25 - 09.40  Local Partners (Ramallah municipality; AL Itehad municipality; and Jericho municipality)

 09.40 - 09.50 Salvador Rueda, Director of BCNecologia

09.50 - 10.00 Imad Masri, HWE Chairman of the BoD


10.00-10.45 Session 2: Introduction

Moderator: Qasem Abdo

10.00 - 10.20 Biowaste Management in the Mediterranean shore (Policies, objectives, drivers, models, compost needs, etc.). Michele Giavini, SCOW expert collaborator,  Italian Composting Association/ARSambiente                

10.20 - 10.40 SCOW Project presentation (objectives, tasks, main results and public outputs). Gemma Nohales, BCNecologia

11:00 – 11:45 coffee break


11:30 – 13:00 Session 3: SCOW project Partners’ experiences and results

The session will include presentations or video by Partners: Catalonia, Genoa, Malta, Upper Galilee, Corsica as well as about Project Monitoring and results

Presentation of the project implication and results in Palestine

13:00 – 14:00 lunch break


14:00 – 15:00 Session 4: Biowaste management and composting for the benefit of agriculture

Moderator: Hussain Abu Oun, Middle JSC

The Green House Gases Inventory of Palestine ,solid waste emissions and  composting as a potential mitigation measure. Fawzi Abdo, UNDP

Efficient models and technologies for biowaste prevention, management and composting. Ramon Plana, SCOW external expert.

Compost quality, marketing and application. Massimo Centemero, Director of Italian

Composting Association and Vice-president of European Compost Network

Current practices and challenges related to the use of compost in Palestine. Qasim Abdo, HWE External Expert

National policies and guidelines related to production, management and use of compost. Imad Ghunmeh and Hazem Yasin, Ministry of Agriculture

15:00 – 15:15 coffee break


15:15 – 16:00 Session 5:  Closing session

Manifesto for proper waste management and Med Compost Network. Marta Vila, BCNecolgia

Panel with selected key stakeholders to discuss:

Moderator: Imad Al Baba

  • Future of Biowaste management and policies in the Mediterranean
  • Lessons learned from the project
  • Potential for sustainability and replicability of biowaste management models
  • Next steps and recommendations for future initiatives.
  • ENI projects and other cooperation programmes.


By: Gemma Nohales, BCNecologia;Abdel Jabbar Abu Halaweh, JSC of Jericho; Yasir Dwaik, JSC of Hebron and South West Bank.

Concluding remarks and event closure by the HWE








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