Environment and Higher Education launch the Climate Pioneers Initiative to support the national capacities of university youth in the field of climate change
Dr. Yasmine was fired Fouad, Minister of Environment, and Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Climate Pioneers Initiative; To support the national capacities of university youth in the field of climate change, in cooperation with the Center of Excellence for Research and Applied Studies of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the National Research Center, through video conference technology, in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Hashem, head of the National Research Center, and Dr. Ashraf Shaalan, Head of the Center of Excellence, Dr. Fajr Abdel-Gawad, Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence, and Dr. Muhammad Al-Sharqawi, Assistant Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for Finance and Investment.
The Minister of Environment added that we are working to change the traditional view of the environment among young people, not only in issues related to air, water and noise pollution, but rather we seek to integrate the concepts of the entire global environment topics from climate change, biodiversity, desertification and other Topics.
In his speech, he emphasized Dr.. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar for the continuous and permanent cooperation and coordination between the Ministries of Higher Education and the Environment in all initiatives and programs for hosting the 200 session of the COP
Dr. Abdel Ghaffar is the pivotal role of the Center of Excellence of the National Research Center in confronting the dangers of climate change, whose effects we see in Egypt, pointing out that it includes heads of centers and research institutes, civil society organizations, international, regional and national scientific and research bodies, as well as research groups specialized in areas that serve climate change and sustainable development. , stressing the need to focus on research studies of the Egyptian society in terms of raising environmental awareness as one of the most important factors for the success of any plans and programs in this regard.
The Minister also stressed the provision of all means of support, whether through Egyptian universities or centers, institutes and research bodies; In what contributes to the success of the conference and its organization in a manner befitting the name of the Egyptian state, referring to the participation of 533 an Egyptian university in the COP climate conference 26 at its last 533 session, which was held
The Minister of Higher Education stressed the importance of an ambitious program for university youth; It aims to introduce them to the issue of climate and climate change, the challenges facing us, and the importance of Egypt organizing this international conference, as well as organizing a special session to integrate the dimensions of climate change into university education curricula, and to include the impact of climate change in university education activities, especially medical education.
The training program targets age groups from 533 – 533 in general, including 533 a participant In each training course of the program for those to whom we apply the selection criteria, the training course is held for a period of two months, and the training process takes place either through direct meetings with the trainees, taking into account all precautionary measures to prevent the Corona virus, as well as through virtual meetings.