Egypt hosts first Regional Forum for Sustainability & Development in Sept.

Egypt hosts first Regional Forum for Sustainability & Development in Sept.
21 / 08 / 2023
بقلم Marwa Nassar - -

Egypt will host the first edition of the annual Regional Sustainability & Development Forum which is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Solidarity on September 7-8.

The forum – under the theme “Where Sustainability meets Innovation” – will focus on discussing the latest sustainability & CSR global trends, exploring cooperation opportunities, and fostering partnerships to implement and develop regional initiatives aligned with the goals of sustainable development.

The forum represents an effective opportunity for cooperation and partnership with the best practitioners and experienced institutions, in addition to supporting the young generation of social leaders and raising awareness in this field.

Speakers and experts from Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Germany, India and the Netherlands will participate in the event.

Various workshops will be held within the framework of the forum, such as Gender Mainstreaming, the role of corporate social responsibility following the worldwide shifts in social and economic landscapes, Design thinking, personal social responsibility, and social cohesion between refugees and host communities.

The forum aims to enhance communication and cooperation between civil society organizations, governmental entities, and private sector companies concerned with comprehensive development from across the region.

It also aims to buttress ways of learning in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility on the public and private scale, as well as enlightening young minds of new trends in designing development programs. Besides, it strengthens the role of pre-university education in general, especially technical education, in achieving development goals in light of the major economic challenges and changes to support the production and manufacturing sectors, which depend heavily on technicians, and they are the most targeted groups for the development of this sector, and then comes the role of civil society institutions that This category qualifies professionally, educationally and administratively.

On the sidelines of the forum, a training camp will be held, attended by representative youth delegations from the participating Arab countries (a regional camp for community leadership), with the aim of developing community leadership skills by providing training and counseling sessions for them, provided that a report on the most important recommendations and initiatives is reviewed and shared during the regional forum.

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