Two Jordanians nominated for 2019 JCI TOYP award


Published: 2019-08-26 10:49

Last Updated: 2021-05-07 22:54

Maher Maymoun and Malak Al Akiely
Maher Maymoun and Malak Al Akiely

Two Jordanians are nominated to the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) award 2019.

Maher Maymoun and Malak Al Akiely are among the top 20 finalists, who will be narrowed to the final ten honorees during the 2019 JCI World Congress that will be held from the 4th until the 8th of November.

The narrowing will be done not only by the final judging panel, comprised of representatives of select partner organizations and the JCI President but also by a public popular online vote.

The public online vote will calculate the number of likes each individual receives.

Vote for a finalist by visiting the JIC TOYP official website, clicking on their photo to view their individual page and then clicking "Like."

The vote will end on Monday evening, August 26, 2019. 

Malak Al Akiely is the founder and managing director of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading Ltd. She is one of the only female business owners in her region and sector.

Al Akiely is a humanitarian and environmental activist who explored the Arctic with other brilliant people engaging in the most important discussions of our time, making her the first Jordanian to cross 80° at the North Pole, according to the profile provided by the JCI.

Maher Maymoun invented a revolutionary self-cleaning technology that uses a thin transparent film installed on top of solar panels, and once activated vibrations from sound waves remove dust from the panels.

With this invention, he founded Solar PiezoClean, a green high-tech startup that provides the world with state of the art, dry and self-cleanings solutions for PV projects. This discovery impressed the eco engineering community due to its huge impact on regions facing severe water scarcity.

Maymoun is a motivational speaker on environmental causes and is a certified Green Entrepreneurship Trainer for UNDP and the European Union.

The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) program annually honors ten outstanding young people under the age of 40 each year. These individuals exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities. Whether through service, innovation, determination or revolutionary thinking, these young active citizens create positive impacts on a local and global level.