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    Various presentations on artificial intelligence ethics and the impact of climate change on heritage and women’s rights at ICESCO Pavilion in COP 27

    16 November 2022

    The pavilion of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), at COP 27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, held a set of activities, on Tuesday (November 15, 2022), including seminars and panel discussions, during which the heads of sectors and experts reviewed the Organization’s activities, programmes, efforts and its various roles in education, science, culture and communication.

    Dr. Kais Hammami, Director of ICESCO Center of Strategic Foresight, and Mr. Mohammed Hedi Shili, Director of ICESCO Department of Legal Affairs and International Standards, gave a presentation on the importance of developing a charter of artificial intelligence ethics and reviewed the relevant experiences of some of ICESCO Member States.

    In a panel discussion, Mr. Nassim Mohand Amer, expert at ICESCO Culture and Communication Sector, Dr. Soulayman Hashi, Director of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa, and Dr. Rachid Belali, researcher in sociology, gave a presentation on traditional irrigation systems as a model for sustainable development. Dr. Nami Salihi, expert at ICESCO Culture and Communication Sector, and Dr. Ismail Al-Faheel and Ms. Amal Othman, researchers in heritage, reviewed the mutual impact between climate change, heritage and culture in Sudan.

    Dr. Abdelmajid Tribak, expert on joint environmental action at ICESCO, and Dr. Fachruddin Mangunjaya, Chairman of the Center for Islamic Studies at the National University of Indonesia, gave a presentation on ways and mechanisms for teaching children to cherish the environment in schools in the Islamic world.

    Dr. Tribak and Dr. Omar Wydadi, researcher in educational sciences, and founding members of the National Office of the Moroccan Alliance for Climate and Development, gave a presentation on civil society and the prospects for joint climate action.

    For their part, Mr. Najib Chiati, Cultural Adviser to ICESCO Director-General, and Ms. Fatiha Bentalha, the plastic artist, gave a presentation on the use of solid waste in plastic panels to raise awareness about preserving the environment.

    During the activities of ICESCO’s pavilion, on Monday, Mr. Said Choukri, expert in environmental issues and climate change, gave a presentation on the reuse of treated water for irrigating green areas in the city of Rabat.

    Dr. Asmaa Mahdioui, member of ICESCO’s Young Professionals Programme, gave a presentation on the impact of climate change on women, especially in the North African region, and ways to mitigate these negative effects and achieve social justice.

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