AFED Conference - Health and the Environment in Arab Countries, 10-11 November 2020

AGENDA

Conference Agenda

DAY 1

Tuesday 10 November
9:00 - 10:00

OPENING

- Najib Saab, Secretary General, AFED

- H.E. Dr. Adnan Badran, Chairman Board of Trustees, AFED

- Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President, American University of Beirut (AUB)

 

Message from WHO

- Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Program (leading team for international containment and treatment of COVID-19) - TBC

 

KEYNOTE

- Marco Lambertini, Director General, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - Health, COVID-19 and Nature Conservation

10:00 - 10:45

SESSION 1 Health Challenges of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact of Coronavirus

Moderator and Discussant: Dr. Iman Nuwayhid, Former Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB



- Dr. Rima Habib, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut (AFED report co-editor, SDGs)

- Dr. Basel Al-Yousfi, Director, WHO Regional Centre for Environmental Health Action (CEHA), Amman (AFED report co-author, Overview)

- Q & A with registered delegates


10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

SESSION 2 Climate Change and Air Quality

Moderator: Dr. Farid Chaaban, Professor of Electrical Engineering, AUB

- Dr. Djihan Hassan, Adjunct Professor, American University in Cairo (AFED report co-author, Climate Change)

- Dr. Randah Hamadeh, Professor and former Vice Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University-AGU, Bahrain (AFED report co-author, CC and Health)

- Dr. Hassan DhainiToxicologist and Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, American University of Beirut (AFED report co-author, Air Quality)

12:00 - 12:30

Q & A with registered delegates and Wrap-Up of Day 1

DAY 2

Wednesday 11 November
9:00 - 10:00

SESSION 3 Water, Marine Environment and Health

Moderator and Discussant: Dr. Waleed Khalil Al-Zubari, Professor and Coordinator, Water Resources

Management Program, College of Graduate Studies, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain (AFED report contributor)

 

Panelists and Speakers:

- Dr. Mey Jurdi, Professor of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB (AFED report co-author, Water)

- Dr. Amr El-Sammak, Professor of Marine Sciences, Alexandria University and Dr. Amira Hamdan, Professor of Marine Sciences, Alexandria University (AFED report co-authors, Marine)

- Q & A with registered delegates

10:00 - 11:00

SESSION 4 Waste Management and Health

Moderator and Discussant: - Dr. Ahmed Gaber, Professor, Cairo University and CEO, Chemonics Egypt (AFED report co-author, CC and Health)

 

Panelists and Speakers:

- Dr. May Massoud, Director, Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program and Associate Professor of Environmental Health, American University of Beirut (AFED report co-author, Waste)

- Guest Speaker: Dr. Laila Iskander, Social Entrepreneur and Politician, former Minister of State for Environment Affairs, Egypt

- Q & A with registered delegates

11:00 - 11:30

SESSION 5 Concluding Discussion and Remarks

Moderator: AFED - AUB

Who Should Attend ?

Health experts and institutions


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

Featured Participants

REPORT OBJECTIVES

The AFED 2020 report aims to discuss the main environmental drivers which have major impact on various aspects of human health in the Arab countries, and propose an action plan leading to a holistic implementation of the Health factor within the SDGs. This will be done within the integrated context of sustainable development, by tackling health in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects.  

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