“I have an objective: the sustainable development goals nexus that will change my future”
In December 2015, United Nations published: “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” where 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets were announced. It is aimed to be “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.” The intent of this large-scale ambitious global project is “to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path”.
From the list of SDGs, the following are linked closely to the work that the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI) is doing, and to the themes of the International Conference for Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in the Desert Climate 2019 (IC-SEWEN’19), which the institute is organizing in December 2019:
QEERI believes that it is primarily through the youth that we can bring about a sustainable significant positive change, and promoting an interest in science and research is part of QEERI’s mission. As part of the IC-SEWEN’19 conference, QEERI is organizing a competition for the school students in Qatar. The competition aims to sensitize the youth to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their importance for our future. It is being organized in collaboration with Ministry of Education and Kahramaa-Tarsheed.
A competition open to all school students in Qatar where they are required to produce short videos highlighting any solutions to the challenges included in SDG6,7,11, and 13. Schools will be required to submit the videos and the Organizing Committee will choose up to five videos to showcase at the finals.
Students will be categorized according to their age:
The jury will aim to select a variety of themes for the final on-stage live presentations.
The jury will assess the video of various aspects including (but not limited to) the following:
The organizing entity – Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute/ Hamad bin Khalifa University/Qatar Foundation - will own the exclusive right of the videos once they are submitted to the competition.
For any queries or questions, please contact:
QEERI IC-SEWEN’19 website: www.hbku.edu.qa/en/qeeri-ICSEWEN19