Doha, – Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, a global education institution, participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai in six sessions that emphasized the integration of climate change education in secondary schools and the importance of equipping refugee and community-based youth with green skills.
EAA Foundation was also a partner at Silatech’s session on Building Sustainable Futures: Promoting Economic Resilience, Food Security, and Climate Action through Decent Work, hosted at the Qatar Pavilion Blue Zone.
The session which featured HE Qatar Fund For Development’s (QFFD) Director General Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, Save the Children International’s CEO Inger Ashing, United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) Assistant Secretary General Abdallah Al Dardari, Silatech’s CEO Hassan Al Mulla, explored challenges, opportunities, and best practices for empowering youth in critical economic sectors.
Through its Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) program, EAA Foundation, in collaboration with QFFD, Islamic Development Bank (ISDB), and Silatech, hosted a panel discussion on “Greening Education Hub, Green Skilling Youth: Nurturing a Sustainable Workforce for a Resilient Future”, that discussed the importance of integrating green skills into the job market to achieve sustainable development goals and promote a right transition towards a more sustainable and green future.
Executive Director ROTA-EAA Abdulla Al Abdulla, emphasized the foundation’s commitment to education for climate action, fostering collaboration, and knowledge-sharing among stakeholders.
He said that EAA’s mission goes beyond conventional education, as they aim to empower youth with the tools they need to become proactive leaders of climate action within their communities. EAA aims to integrate education on climate change with the development of practical environmental skills, offering a comprehensive approach to building youth capacities and empowering them.
Al Abdulla reiterated this message during his participation in UNICEF’s and ATscale’s session on “Greening Education Hub Empowering Learners with Disabilities for Inclusive Climate Action through Assistive Technology,” and during ROTA’s participation at UNESCO’s “Greening Higher Education: Transforming Competences and Practices,” session.
EAA Foundation, through its ROTA program, aims to support and mobilize one million youth beneficiaries to become proactive leaders of climate action within their communities by 2026.
Source: Qatar News Agency