EAD - Abu Dhabi

Youth are the main change agents in any society. They are a great asset to a Nation. In the United Arab Emirates, youth placed at the higher portals of learning are strategically positioned to promote innovation and research especially with the country’s commitment towards promoting green growth and Sustainable Development.

The Sustainable Campus Initiative launched by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi , aims to strengthen and build leadership capacity amoung youth, to address issues of environmental sustainability and be the main change agents in the country in working towards and shaping sustainable communities 

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Who can participate? :

-        Youth between ages 18-25 years 

-       Universities/ campuses or  registered youth associations from UAE can register

This is an annual initiative. EAD will strive to mobilize, support, connect, engage and promote youth creativity and innovation in the field of sustainability through the following sets of activities

-       Capacity build and support youth in the campuses to assess and continually address their environmental impact in their facility through auditing and managing.

-       Assist and support youth in identifying  and addressing an issue of sustainability in the community by undertaking a Sustainability Action project ( SAP)

-       Provide a platform for youth to network within the country through a monthly Green Youth Majlis

-       Facilitate connection and collaboration with  global and regional youth sustainability networks through videoconferencing , and sharing and learning best practices by participating in youth events and conferences

-       Organise a networking conferences once a year for youth mentors.

EAD support for registered college in their sustainability journey

-       Provide manuals and conduct a yearly workshop for registered colleges to assess and audit the environmental impact.

-        Provide manual and conduct workshops for youth to support them to reach out to the community and undertake Sustainability Action projects ( SAP)

Recognizing excellence

Reports from the registered campuses would be evaluated by a team of experts. EAD would organize an yearly Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards ceremony to recognize good practices

 

Previous Event

SCI Annual Conference 2017
  • Date: March 9, 2017
  • Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, Abu Dhabi
  • Venue: Saqr Ballroom A
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"The Sustainable Campus Initiative would help empower our youth to become leaders in sustainability"

Fozeya Al Mahmoud- Director, Environmetnal Outreach Division, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi

 

 

"With their energy, enthusiasm and positive outlook, youth could be the major game changers in working towards and achieving sustainability"

Ahmad Baharoon- Executive Director, Environment Information, Science and Outreach, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi

"We believe that youth engaged with sustainability concerns could be great enablers in helping secure the wellbeing of our environment, and in providing a safe future for our country."

Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak – Secretary General – Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi

"The true wealth of a nation lies in its youth…one that is equipped with education and knowledge and which provides the means for building the nation and strengthening its principles to achieve progress on all levels."

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

"A country's greatest investment lies in building generations of educated and knowledgeable youth."

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

"Despite the educational achievements, the educational process is an ever-growing challenge in need of meticulous planning and rigorous efforts of program development in order to keep up with modern technology and the fast-paced technological advancement."

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan - The President of UAE

© 2014 Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
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