Developing countries, like most Islamic countries, need an economy that promotes growth and development, conserves natural capital, creates jobs, improves human well-being, and alleviates poverty and inequality. These characteristics are inherent to a green economy. The main challenges in implementing green economies in most Islamic countries are gender inequality, weak management by governments to create an enabling environment for women to fully participate in economic life, increasing poverty, local and border conflicts, high economic dependency on natural resources, and increasing food insecurity. Governments could introduce policies, regulations, and incentives to promote green economies and mitigate these challenges.
B. OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
The overall objective of the event is to raise awareness of the green economy. Also, it is aimed to provide a remarkable contribution to participants’ intercultural skills, critical thinking overall.
The conference aims to achieve the following specific objectives:
90 Minute Format: 90-minute online discussion on Zoom platform that brings together experts and young women to highlight challenges and opportunities for women to enter this emerging field.
Date: 8th March 2022, 14:00 (Istanbul Time)
Moderator and speakers of the event have given below:
Moderator: Ms. Dr. Fadila Grine
Senior Adviser to the ICYF President
Speaker: Amy Townsend-Small, Ph.D,
Senior Science Advisor, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Regional and Multilateral Affairs, United States Department of State
Speaker: Ms. Rafif Alam,
Gender Specialist at Islamic Development Bank
Speaker: Esma Kaan Yıldız
Sustainable Life Advisory, Founder of Education for All Children (HERCEV)
Speaker: Kaouther Maaroufi, Ph.D.
Expert On Healthcare Waste Management And Municipal Waste Management
Speaker: Seydou SANKARA
Founder of the Green Industry Company
Speaker: Aisha Al Maadeed
Founder of Greener Future
Speaker: Ms. Aisha Hana
ICYF MOIC Clubs Project County Coordinator for North America.
This event is an occasion to deal with the following questions:
D. Participant Requirements
The event will be open for anyone who wants to be involved to the green economy issue.
Note: ICYF will provide a certificate of participation for the participants.