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Co-founder, Love Hemp
"The first time is like your first love, you'll never forget it!"Ettore Scardecchia
Head of Product Engineering, Avio
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Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
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Teacher in Poland
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