EU delegation recognizes 3 KU students as “Women, Environment Ambassadors”

Three Kuwait University (KU) students were recognized as “Women and Environment Ambassadors” in a competition organized in cooperation with the EU Delegation in Kuwait.

The three winners of the competition are Anfal Al-Enezi, Fahad Al-Sabah and Fatima Al-Kandari.

A press release by the EU delegation said today that three outstanding Kuwaiti students from Kuwait University have been recognized as “Women and Environment Ambassadors” in a competition organized by the College of Social Sciences at KU and the European Union Delegation to the State of Kuwait, in the framework of a long-standing partnership between the European Union and Kuwait.

The winners produced policy papers, which touched on key aspects of women’s role in environmental policies in Kuwait and their contribution to minimize the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

During an event held on March 20, the three winners were awarded a study visit to the European Union’s institutions in Brussels, where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the European Union’s expertise in enhancing the role of women in environmental policies, added the statement.

In their state-of-the-art policy papers, students proposed solutions, recommendations and policy guidance for Kuwait.

Irina Gusacenko, Charge d’Affaires of the European Union Delegation to Kuwait, said at the honoring event: “The EU is committed to support Kuwait and the bright Kuwaiti youth in their efforts to protect the environment and to promote the role of women in environmental policies.” “It was very rewarding to discover during the workshops how women play a significant role in advocating against environmental degradation, also in Kuwait. We will build on this successful competition by enhancing our long-standing cooperation with Kuwait University.” Dr. Mohamed Al-Sahli, Vice Dean for Students Affairs, said, “We are very thankful to the European Union Delegation for this initiative in raising awareness on climate change, highlighting the role of women in devising environmental policies and improving youth capabilities to sustain our natural resources. Given that we live in a vulnerable environment with limited resources and harsh conditions, improving our capacity building through training programs and workshops is an essential step towards mitigation and adaptation of climate change.” “The output of workshops was promising, and further cooperation with the European Union Delegation will certainly enhance such environmental programs.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency