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The Ecological Education Center at COP28 registers more than 18,000 visitors in its first week


He Ministry of Education announced that the Ecological education centerwith the theme “The legacy of the land of Zayed” and organized by the Ministry in the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28)It welcomed more than 18,000 visitors in its first week, exceeding the total number of visitors expected during the conference.

During this time, the Center hosted nearly 900 students from 28 schools across the country and hosted more than 185 workshops and interactive sessions on education and climate-related topics.

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Deputy Undersecretary for the Care and Skills Development Sector of the Ministry of Educationsaying,

“We are proud of the Greening Education Hub’s achievements as it aligns with our ongoing mission to deliver real change for a better future. By empowering the education sector and reinforcing its environmental role, we aim to foster significant impact. The Ministry of Education is dedicated to offering a unique space for visitors, including teachers, children and students, with the aim of enhancing their skills, raising awareness and promoting sustainable practices. Our goal is to extend the positive impact beyond COP28, incorporating a lasting commitment to the preservation of the environment.”

Dr. Al Shamsi aggregate,

“Our sincerest gratitude is extended to all those who played a crucial role in contributing to this success. This achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support of various stakeholders, particularly the Ministry’s strategic partners, international organizations, public and private schools and educational institutions based in the UAE. Their support and active participation underline the importance of education in addressing sustainability issues. As we look forward to the days ahead, filled with a rich agenda of ideas, analysis, debates and workshops, we look forward to welcoming more visitors.”

On the seventh day of COP28, the Ministry organized 28 workshops and discussion sessions at the Hub, covering various topics, such as ‘Translating global net-zero emissions commitments into local action: the learning city approach to building communities greener’, ‘Greening schools and communities for social transformation’, ‘Environmental engineering technologies’, ‘Green higher education: transforming skills and practices’ and ‘Educating young people about climate diplomacy’.

Over the next few days, the Ecological education center It is planned to host around 100 workshops and panel discussions. It will also be the venue for major events such as the Education Day celebration, the Green Education Retreat, the inaugural meeting of the Green Education Alliance, and a high-level session titled ‘Climate work starts in the classroom: empower every teacher to have Him’. This is in addition to the ‘Educator’s Voice’ event, which will be organized in collaboration with the Office for Climate Education (OCE) and Alef Education and an interactive event with students around the AI-powered tutoring initiative (AI Tutor).

News source: Emirates News Agency


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