Saja attends CoP28 held in Dubai

Saja attended #COP28 in Dubai and shared his thoughts in a distinguished panel on ‘Empowering Equitable North-South University Collaborations’ – Unpacking the education sectors role in climate action for a sustainable future at the The Commonwealth Pavillion, COP28 UAE held on 04 December .

He shared his thoughts as one of the penalists representing the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort along with two other cohort fellows from Kenya and South Africa.

Some key points:
± More efforts and resources are required to advance the North-South-South university collaborations and equitable partnerships to address the emerging climate change issues.

± Universities need to play a key role in supporting the climate change policy formulations and evidence based decision making in climate change actions.

± Co-creation of climate related research themes with communities and local stakeholders needs to be promoted. Action-oriented research projects need to take the priority.

± Need a shift towards more systemic integration of climate research in higher education through crossdisciplinary approaches

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Thanks to Annabel Boud and George Lakey for the opportunity.