April 20, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am


Zoom Webinar

The impact of climate change throughout the Middle East touches on every aspect of society from food and water security to migration to employment and economic stability. Moreover, the Middle East’s population is overwhelmingly young, and the input and leadership of its rising generation will be key to mitigating the region’s climate emergency. MEI is pleased to host a group of young scholars from across the MENA region to discuss their work and their perspectives on the current and future environmental crises in the Middle East.  

What are the current environmental threats to the region, and how could they worsen in the years to come? What do external actors in the United States and Europe miss in this conversation? How can local organizations and activists be centered more meaningfully?


Malak Altaeb 
Analyst, Storyzy, France 

Kholoud Al Ajarma
Alwaleed lecturer in the Globalised Muslim World, University of Edinburgh

Jouamaa Adil
Geomatician, Marchica Med

Vera Noon
Youth ambassador, UNESCO-IOC MSPGlobal International; maritime spatial planner

Mohamed Saad
Lecturer of chemical engineering, University of Sirte

Eliza Campbell (moderator)
Associate director for Innovation and Impact, MEI

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