Within the framework of following up on the arrangements for the ninth session of the Conference of Environment Ministers 2022, and the developments of the third session of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management (KSAAEM) in the Islamic World 2021-2022, the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held a videoconference coordination meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
The meeting touched on joint arrangements for the ninth session of the Conference of Environment Ministers in the Islamic World in Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2022, namely the academic and logistical aspects, the contents of the official documents and reports, and preparations for the meeting of the Islamic Executive Bureau for the Environment (IEBE) that precedes the Conference.
The meeting also explored a roadmap for KSAAEM in the Islamic World, for which nominations were officially announced on August 2, 2021, and discussed its draft media plan, the scheduled activities, a draft list of honorary members for the award’s higher committee, and a proposal to raise its financial value.
ICESCO was represented at the meeting by Ms. Zineb Iraqi, Supervisor of the General Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, Mr. Ali Akdim, expert in the General Secretariat of National Commission and Conferences, Dr. Abdelmajid Tribak, Consultant in Joint Environmental Action at ICESCO and Academic Coordinator of the Award, Dr. Foued El Ayni, expert in the Science and Technology Sector, Mr. Amine Arrahmane, responsible for the Information Technology Department, and Ms. Maria Abdali, from the Department of information and institutional communication.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Saleh Imad Al-Mubarrazi, representative of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Nayef Ghazi Al-Shamri, Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry, Mr. Wael Adli Busha, Director-General of the General Department for Awareness and Community Participation at the Environment Agency, Professor Noura Al-Qathami and Mr. Ahmed Abdelaziz and Professor Turki Al-Harrazi, from the National Center for Environmental Compliance.
It is noteworthy to mention that KSAAEM in the Islamic World aims to anchor the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world, stimulate interest in the concept of sustainable development, and introduce distinguished efforts and successful global practices in this field. The award is also considered one of the important pillars in encouraging joint international environmental action and spreading awareness of its issues, and an incentive for institutions, civil organizations, and individuals to secure the future of the human environment in general.