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Saudi Arabia, ISESCO in Talks to Promote KSAAEM

Saudi Arabia, ISESCO in Talks to Promote KSAAEM

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 - 06:00
A general view shows the center of the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah, January 24, 2005. AFP Photo/Karim Sahib

Director general of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Dr. Salim Mohammed Al Malik and Eng. Ali bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi, president of the Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, have explored ways to develop the mechanisms of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management (KSAAEM).


During a virtual meeting, the two officials discussed the upcoming application submissions for the 2020-2021 award, and reviewed the preparations for the 9th Conference for Environment Ministers in the Islamic World scheduled in Jeddah in 2021.


The videoconference discussed the ongoing preparations for KSAAEM's third staging and the roadmap for online applications, in addition to the launch of the Award's new website, the media plan, as well as academic, technical, administrative, financial, and logistical supervision.


The two parties also reviewed proposals to increase the award's outreach in the region and the world.


The proposals will be discussed with local authorities of member states to promote their efforts in environment protection and sustainable development.


One proposal is to nominate international figures as members of the award's High Committee, and to invite institutions and corporations active on the environmental front to take part in the award.


The ceremony will be held during the 9th Conference of Environment Ministers in the Islamic World.


The officials also reviewed the preparations both for Jeddah's conference and Rabat's Islamic Executive Bureau for the Environment in 2021.


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