afed CONFERENCE 2020

AGENDA

Conference Agenda

DAY 1

Tuesday 10 November
HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN ARAB COUNTRIES - AFED Conference 2020

Provisional Agenda

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Statements

- Welcome and Report Summary, Najib Saab, Secretary General, AFED

- AFED Board of Trustees, H.E. Dr. Adnan Badran, Chairman

- American University of Beirut (AUB), Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President

12:45 - 13:00

Q & A with registered delegates

9:30 - 10:30

SESSION 1 Health, Viruses and the Environment- High Level Statements

Moderator: Najib Saab, Secretary General, AFED

- Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP, UN Under Secretary General (TBC)

- Marco Lambertini, Director General, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

- Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Program, leading team for international containment and treatment of COVID-19 (TBC)

Followed by discussion among speakers

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 11:45

SESSION 2 Health Challenges of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact of Coronavirus

Moderator: AFED-AUB

- Dr. Rima Habib, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut (AFED report co-author)

- Dr. Basel Al-Yousfi, Director, WHO Regional Centre for Environmental Health Action (CEHA), Amman (AFED report co-author)

Discussant: (TBC)


11:45 - 12:00

Q & A with registered delegates

12:00 - 12:45

SESSION 3 Climate Change and Air Quality

Moderator: AFED-AUB

- Dr. Djihan Hassan, Adjunct Professor, American University in Cairo (AFED report co-author)

- Dr. Hassan Dhaini, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut (AFED report co-author)

Discussant: Dr. Randa Hamadeh, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University-AGU, Bahrain (AFED report co-author)

DAY 2

Wednesday 11 November
HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN ARAB COUNTRIES - AFED Conference 2020

Provisional Agenda

9:00 - 9:45

SESSION 4 Water, Marine Environment and Health

Moderator: AFED-AUB

- Prof. Amr. El-Sammak, Professor of Marine Sciences, Alexandria University and Dr. Amira Hamdan, Professor of Marine Sciences, Alexandria University (AFED report co-authors)

- Dr. Mey Jurdi, Professor of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB (AFED report co-author)

Discussant: Prof. Waleed Khalil Al-Zubari, Professor and Coordinator, Water Resources Management Program, College of Graduate Studies, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain

9:45 - 10:00

Q & A with registered delegates

10:00 - 10:45

SESSION 5 Waste Management and Health

Moderator: AFED-AUB

- Dr. May Massoud, Director, Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program and Associate Professor of Environmental Health, American University of Beirut

- Dr. Ahmed Gaber, Professor, Cairo University and CEO, Chemonics Egypt (AFED report co-author)

Discussant: Dr. Laila Iskander, Social Entrepreneur and Politician, former Minister of State for Environment Affairs, Egypt (TBC)

10:45 - 11:00

Q & A with registered delegates

11:00 - 11:30

SESSION 6 Concluding Discussion and Remarks

Moderator: AFED

Who Should Attend ?

Health experts and institutions


University and School leaders

Government organizations with responsibility for the environment, development, education, sustainability, resource management, planning

Environment experts

Policy and decision makers

Academic and research institutions

NGOs dealing with environment, education and development

Featured Participants

REPORT OBJECTIVES

The AFED 2020 report aims to discuss the main environmental drivers which have major impact on various aspects of human health in the Arab countries, and propose an action plan leading to a holistic implementation of the Health factor within the SDGs. This will be done within the integrated context of sustainable development, by tackling health in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects.  

AFED Conference - Health and the Environment in Arab Countries, 10-11 November 2020

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