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Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
Environmental Education
in Arab Countries

14 -15 November 2019
Le Bristol Hotel Beirut - Lebanon

Agenda  
Conference Agenda

  

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

 

DAY 1, THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER
8:00-9:00            Registration
9:00-10:00           Opening
- Welcome: HE Dr. Adnan Badran, Chairman, AFED Board of Trustees
- AFED report: Najib Saab, Secretary General
- Ministers of Education and Environment (hosts and guests)
- Patron’s Official Statement: Prime Minister of Lebanon

10:00-10:30        Coffee Break

10:30-1 1 :30        SESSION 1
Education for Sustainable Development
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Adnan Shihabeldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Dr. Ahmed Gaber, Professor, Cairo University and CEO, Chemonics, Egypt (AFED report co-author);Dr. Hamed Alhamami, Director, UNESCO Regional Office for Education; HH Mashael Saud AlShalan, Founding Partner, AEON Strategy, Riyadh; Dr. Ahmed Al Qabany, Manager, Climate Change Division, IsDB

1 1 :30-1 2 :30        SESSION 2
Environmental Education in Arab Universities

Chair/Moderator: Dr. Riyad Hamzah, President, University of Bahrain (AFED report co-author)
Dr. Rabih Mohtar, Dean, FAFS, AUB; Dr. Malak Al-Noury, Provost, Effat University, Saudi Arabia; Dr. Djihan Hassan, Adjunct Professor, The American University in Cairo (AFED report co-author); Dr. Mohamed Ftouhi, Professor, Mohamed V University, Morocco

12:30-13:00        Special Presentations*
- The Mediterranean Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (MSESD)
Moderator: Mr. Julien Le Tellier (UN Environment Programme/ Mediterranean Action Plan - MAP)
Panelists:Mr. Giuseppe Provenzano Union for the Mediterranean (UfM); Dr. Emad Adly (RAED) and Dr. Michael Scoullos (MIO-ECSDE)

13:00-14:30        Lunch Break and Networking

14:30-15:30         SESSION 3
Introduction to Environment and Sustainability: Proposed Syllabus
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Ibrahim Abdelgelil, Adjunct Professor, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain (AFED report co-author).
Dr. Mohammad El-Hilo, Dean, Science College, University of Bahrain; HE Dr. Mahmoud Duwairi, Professor, University of Jordan, former Minister of Agriculture; Dr. Rima Habib, Professor and Chairperson, Dept. of Environmental Health, FHS, AUB; Dr. Abdulkarim Sadik, Senior Economic Adviser, Kuwait Fund- KFAED

15:30-16:30         Discussion with the delegates: mainly on the draft syllabus

DAY 2, FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER
9:00-9:30             
Keynote
Special Presentation*

9:30-10:30           SESSION 4
Environmental Education in Arab Schools
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Nada Oweijane, President, Center for Educational Research and Development, Lebanon
Dr. Reham Abdelaal, Professor, Ain Shams University, Egypt (AFED report co-author); Mayyada Abu Jaber, CEO, World of Words, Jordan; Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine, Director General, AFDC, Lebanon. (TBC: Tunisia, Iraq …)

10:30-11:00         Coffee Break

11:00-12:00         SESSION 5
AFED Environmental Education Manual for Schools
Moderator and presenter: Raghida Haddad, Senior Advisor, AFED and editor of the manual
Presentation of AFED’s Manual for Environmental Education in Arab Schools, followed by discussion and country experiences
Dr. Sayyed Al-Kholi, Deputy Executive Director, CEDARE and Professor of Economics at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Abdelilah Tazi, President, Talassemtane Association for Environment & Development, Morocco;  Jinan Bahzad, Secretary General, Kuwait Environmental Protection Society (KEPS); Hounada Sadat, Chair of the Board, Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW).

12:00-12:30         Discussion

12:30-13:00         Special presentations*
- Graduate programs on Environment and Water at Arabian Gulf University (AGU)
Dr. Mohammad Abido, Chairman, Natural Resources & Environment Department; Dr. Alaa El-Sadek, Professor, Water Resources Management.
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13:00-14:30         Lunch Break and Networking

14:30-15:30         SESSION 6
We are the Future (panel with student representatives from Arab universities)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Waleed Zubari, Professor and Coordinator, Water Management Program, AGU, Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain

15:30-16:30         General Discussion and Recommendations

*Sessions reserved for Special Presentations will be dedicated to initiatives in the domain of education on environment and sustainability, run by partner organizations. Applications are open.




 

 

 

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Organizing Partners
Platinum Sponsor
 
Gold Sponsor
IsDB

Kuwait

OFID

Silver Sponsor
FAO

Kuwait

Bank

aramex

 
 
 
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
 
  University and School leaders
 
  Government organizations with responsibility for the environment, development, education, sustainability, resource management, planning
 
  Environment experts
 
  Policy and decision makers
 
  Academic and research institutions
 
  NGOs dealing with environment, education and development
 
REPORT OBJECTIVES
 
  Collect and disseminate first hand sectoral and cross-sectoral data on financing sustainable development in the Arab countries
  Identify barriers to sustainable development in Arab countries
  Recommend actions and policy measures required to bridge the current gaps in the current government policies
  Raise public awareness and trigger informed policy debate about the importance of environment accounts as a strategic step towards shifting to green economy
 
 
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