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This year Manafa’a program comes under the theme "The National Initiative to Plant Ten Million Trees" to support this initiative and encourage ideas that contribute to the implementation of the initiative and exploit the environment, educational and economic benefits of some plant species. "

Environment Authority

It is all about value-added products and services.


“Through initiatives like Manafa’a we can help realise the value of our genetic resources, opening up job opportunities and making a significant contribution to our national diversification.”

Dr. Nadiya Al Saady
Mawarid Executive Director



Our Objectives

01.
Ideas platform

Providing a platform for Omani and Oman-based innovators and entrepreneurs to refine ideas.

02.
Encourage

Encouraging start-ups that are based on applied research on national biological resources.

03.
Public awareness

Building public awareness of potential biodiversity investment opportunities.

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Winners
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Registered
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Initial ideas
15
Competitive teams

Mentors


Partners

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Manafa'a Portfolio'

Media

May 26, 2019

Manafa’a 2019 Sponsors Back Biodiversity-Based Business

Muscat – As excitement builds amongst Oman’s would-be eco-entrepreneurs ahead of Manafa’a Ideathon 2019, the Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Centre (OAPGRC) has announced the companies and organisations who have come on board to support the event and help Oman’s talent respond to the center’s annual challenge to develop genetic resource based businesses.

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Septemper 16, 2019

15 teams are geared up to compete in Manafa’a Ideathon 2019

Muscat – A total of 15 teams will be competing in the biodiversity ideathone, Manafa’a Ideathon 2019, which will be organized by Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Centre (OAPGRC) from September 27 to 28 at Grand Millennium Muscat.

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