Rabat (UNA-OIC) – ICESCO and the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, represented by the National Center for Environmental Compliance, held a coordination meeting to discuss the final arrangements for launching the 3rd Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management (KSAAEM) 2021-2022.
The meeting also discussed the measures for convening the Ninth Conference of Environment Ministers in the Islamic World in Jeddah in 2022.
ICESCO Director-General Dr. Salim M. AlMalik and CEO of the National Center for Environmental Compliance Eng. Ali bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi co-chaired the meeting, held on Monday via videoconference, with the attendance of several ICESCO heads of sectors and center officials.
During the meeting, the two parties discussed the implemented recommendations of the previous meeting held on February 10, 2021, on developing the Award. The parties also agreed to launch the 3rd Edition during the month of July, which will feature three categories, namely: Successful Research Works, Achievements and Practices; Leading Practices and Activities of Public Benefit Associations and NGOs; and Environmentally Friendly and Green Cities.
They further agreed to add another category in the edition, to celebrate women’s leadership in environmental work, in line with ICESCO’s proclamation of 2021 as the Year of Women. In this category, three awards will be dedicated to women in the main areas of environmental management, namely: Women Award for Successful Research Works, Achievements and Practices; Women Award for Leading Practices and Activities of Public Benefit Associations and NGOs; and Women Award for Leadership in Private and Public Sectors.
The meeting discussed arrangements of joint action to prepare for holding the 9th Conference of Environment Ministers in the Islamic World in Jeddah in 2022.