Egypt’s leading sustainability advocate and founder of the Ramsco Trading and Distribution, joined other leaders to light the Torch for Free Trade for Africa at the Pyramids. The torch which is part of the activities for the closing ceremonies for the World Arts Forum 2022,is aimed at promoting free trade across the continent.

The World Art Forum (WAF) which also celebrated its second anniversary reflects the link between contemporary art and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision. The Forum aims to consolidate the relationship of art in general and contemporary art in particular with the development of a culture that promotes a more sustainable future playing a role in enriching human beliefs and the dimensions of human identity and its role in constructing it.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization hosted the first time, the World Art Forum (WAF), the largest international contemporary art event that adopts the sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the core of their mission. The forum which held from January 15th to January 19th held under the auspices of five ministries: The Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Ministry of State for Immigration and Expatriates’ Affairs, the Ministry of Environment, and the State’s Department of Tourism in Cairo. The event is held in partnership with the United Nations in Egypt, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, and the New York International Contemporary Art Society.

The event which was organized by Sheranda World Art and Jupiter Commz – reflects the link between contemporary art and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision. The Forum aims to consolidate the relationship of art in general and contemporary art in particular with the development of a culture that promotes a more sustainable future playing a role in enriching human beliefs and the dimensions of human identity and its role in constructing it.

Rawya Mansour is a leading African entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, whose work has attracted global commendation. She is the founder of Ramsco and chairperson of Ramsco Foundation.

She founded Ramsco for Trade and Distribution with several main interrelated goals including poverty eradication, food security, climate change mitigation, and women empowerment by rural desert development – together these links to form a unified strategy for “sustainable development”.

As the chairperson of RAMSCO, Rawya Mansour has been a successful interior designer for many years. She has received several awards for work including from the UK based African Leadership Magazine. She was also listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.