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Majd Mashharawi

Innovative, Entrepreneur, Enginee, Environmentalist, Pioneer.

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Date of Birth:



Gaza City, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Majd Mashharawi is a Palestinian engineer and entrepreneur who has made significant contributions to sustainable construction and renewable energy solutions in Gaza, overcoming challenging circumstances and gender biases to achieve remarkable success.

Brief bio

Majd Mashharawi is a civil engineering graduate from Gaza’s Islamic University and a groundbreaking entrepreneur. Despite being in a male-dominated field and a region facing numerous challenges, she has spearheaded innovative projects to tackle Gaza's pressing issues, such as electricity shortages and sustainable building materials.

Major Milestones


  • Graduated from Islamic University in Civil Engineering: One of the few females in her class to do so, overcoming gender biases in a challenging environment .

  • Developed Green Cake Building Blocks: Successfully invented sustainable building blocks made from recycled materials to address Gaza's reconstruction needs.

  • Launch of Sun Box Solar Kits: Created affordable solar energy kits to tackle the electricity crisis in Gaza, providing a sustainable energy solution ...See More

  • Recognized Internationally: Gained global recognition for her work, including being named one of the “most creative CEOs” by Fast Company

  • Spreading Environmental Awareness: Continuously works on promoting sustainable practices and environmental awareness in Gaza.

  • Innovating Green Cake: A sustainable building material made from local rubble and industrial waste, offering an eco-friendly alternative to conventional construction materials.

  • Implementing Sun Box: Developing and distributing solar energy kits to provide reliable and sustainable electricity in a region with limited access to power.

  • Empowering Women in Engineering: Being a role model for women in engineering and entrepreneurship, especially in a region with limited opportunities for female engineers.

  • Environmental Sustainability: Promoting the use of renewable energy and sustainable building practices in Gaza.

  • International Recognition: Bringing global attention to the challenges and potential solutions in Gaza through her innovative projects and international talks...See More

Date of Last Update: 
December 31, 2023

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