Winners of the WeAlmaty projects competition
On the 13th of April the WeAlmaty pitching event took place where the winners of the WeAlmaty project competition were announced. The competition began in November 2018, with the goal of involving Almaty citizens in the creation and implementation of social and economic projects that would involve the city’s sustainable development.
Over 100 project applications were submitted. The winners received up to EUR 5,000 each from the European Union to implement their projects.
The winners of the WeAlmaty Project Competition are:
|Rocket Plastic, a workshop that processes plastic wastes into finished products||
|Eco-Scan (working name), a mobile application||The mission of this application is to grow a generation of eco-conscious citizens through teaching the rules of separate waste collection and principles of conscious consumption and buying. The purpose of Eco-Scan is to help people who start to learn the principles of waste sorting.|
|Comfortable Area for the Blind||Create an area without barriers for blind and vision-impaired citizens in 10 social infrastructure institutions in Alatau district of Almaty within 6 months of 2019.|
|Almaty Oasis||Draw young people’s attention to the problem of environmental contamination with plastic and gas wastes.|
|Citizen Playground (Microclub 3:0)||Under this project, our studio Citizen Space will jointly with our partners study the possibility of decentralizing the city’s culture and providing leisure opportunities for citizens in non-central public areas.|
|City farm||Create the first demonstrational city farm in Almaty for creating and strengthening the city farming culture.|