Rabat (UNA-OIC) – Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) Dr. Salim AlMalik and President of the Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection Ali bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi explored ways to develop the mechanisms of the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management” (KSAAEM).
The two officials discussed the upcoming submission of applications for the 2020-2021 award, which ICESCO oversees its General Secretariat. They also reviewed the preparations for the 9th Conference for Environment Ministers in the Islamic World, to be held in Jeddah in 2021.
Tuesday’s videoconference discussed the ongoing preparations for KSAAEM’s 3rd staging and the roadmap for online applications. The meeting underlined 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 at both the regional and international levels. The proposals will be discussed with local authorities in member states to promote their efforts in environmental protection and sustainable development.
One proposal is to nominate international figures as members of the award’s High Committee. The plan is also 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 parties discussed the preparations both for the Jeddah conference and Rabat Islamic Executive Bureau for the Environment in 2021.
KSAAEM aims to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management, raise environmental awareness, and encourage civil society to protect the environment for future generations.
Nominees can submit their own applications or can be nominated by third parties (individuals or institutions). Eligible nominees include experts in environmental management and sustainable development from the Islamic world. They can be individuals, institutions, organizations, corporations, bodies, associations, both governmental and non-governmental entities.