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ADSW & ZSP Opening Ceremony

17 JAN 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM GST

Climate Literacy: Reimaging the role of education on climate change

17 JAN 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM GST

Speaker

Fernando M Reimers

Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative & International Education Policy Program at Harvard University

Moderator

Mohamed Al Ameri

Co-founder, UAE STEM in UK, Y4S Council Member

ECOTHON MASTER CLASSES

17 JAN 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM GST

MC Note

18 JAN 09:30 AM - 09:35 AM GST

MC

Shaikha Al Hosani

Masdar

Welcome Address

18 JAN 09:36 AM - 09:41 AM GST

Speaker

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

CEO, Masdar, United Arab Emirates

Keynote Address: Prioritizing our climate

18 JAN 09:43 AM - 09:55 AM GST

Speaker

HE Armen Sarkissian

President, Republic of Armenia

Opening Keynote: Building youth adaptability and resilience for a sustainable future

18 JAN 09:57 AM - 10:07 AM GST

Speaker

HE Eng. Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

UAE's Climate Action: the impact on youth and future career opportunities

18 JAN 10:08 AM - 10:13 AM GST

Speaker

HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri

Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE

The angel’s advocate in the climate change narrative

18 JAN 10:15 AM - 10:25 AM GST

Speaker

HE Shamma Al Mazrui

Minister of State for Youth Affairs, UAE

Young leadership in sustainability

18 JAN 10:27 AM - 10:37 AM GST

Speaker

HE Claudia Plakolm

Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Austria

Youth & Governance: Youth participation in climate negotiations & actions

18 JAN 10:38 AM - 10:53 AM GST

Speaker

Francesco La Camera

Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Moderator

Beniamin Strzelecki

Global Focal Point, SDG7 Youth Constituency, FSL Member

Break (15 minutes)

Reimagining education and skills in the next 50

18 JAN 11:11 AM - 11:19 AM GST

Speaker

HE Jameela Bint Salem Al Muhairi

Minister of State for Public Education, UAE

The future of learning: Rewiring the youth towards their future

18 JAN 11:31 AM - 11:44 AM GST

Speaker

Prof. Nihel Chabrak

Expert

Digital Education: A divider or a bridge builder?

18 JAN 11:45 AM - 12:05 PM GST

Speaker

Shireen Yaqoob

CEO, Edraak

Speaker

John Schwarz

Head of Business Development, edX

Speaker

Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar

Chief Executive Officer, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Moderator

Huda Ahli

Co-founder, UAE STEM in UK, Y4S Council Member

Skilling Youth: The role of business & governments in addressing the skills gap among youth among youth

18 JAN 12:06 PM - 12:26 PM GST

Speaker

Angela Chen

Co-founder, Eskwelabs

Speaker

Pooja Baburaj

CEO & Co-founder, Ground Z

Moderator

Reem Thamer

Future Sustainability Leader, Y4S

Youth Inclusion in Climate Negotiations & their role in climate solutions

18 JAN 12:27 PM - 12:47 PM GST

Speaker

Ineza Umuhoza Grace

Founder, The Green Fighter

Speaker

Sälma El-Gamal

Youth and Parliamentary Engagement Team Member, IRENA

Moderator

Zahra Hashi

Future Sustainability Leader, Y4S

Why does our education system need a RESET?

18 JAN 12:48 PM - 01:03 PM GST

Speaker

Gabriele Zedlmayer

Former Chief Progress Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Moderator

Fadhel Barakat

Future Sustainability Leader, Y4S

Break (30 minutes)

Why edutainment is the future of education?

18 JAN 01:33 PM - 01:43 PM GST

Speaker

Amal Bahloul

President and Founder, Lights, Camera, Learn

Sustainability beyond operations (In partnership with ADNOC)

18 JAN 01:45 PM - 02:05 PM GST

Speaker

Iman Ustadi

Project Manager, Hail & Ghasha Program, ADNOC

Speaker

Mahmoud Al Mahmoud

Manager of Engineering and Technical Services, ADNOC Gas Processing

Speaker

Hassan Mohammed

Manager, Technology Strategy & Governance Department, ADNOC Technology

Speaker

Azza Al Raisi

Senior Sustainability Specialist, ADNOC

Speaker

Shayma Al Mazrourei

Manager, Health & Environment , ADNOC Gas Processing

Moderator

Zeina Al Hashimi

Senior Sustainability Specialist, ADNOC

The role of Arab Youth in building a sustainable future (In partnership with the Arab Youth Council)

18 JAN 02:06 PM - 02:21 PM GST

Speaker

Haya Aseer

Projects Executive, Arab Youth Council for Climate Change (AYCCC)

Accelerating social entrepreneurship & innovation (ZSP)

18 JAN 02:23 PM - 02:38 PM GST

Speaker

Jodie Wu

CEO, OffGridBox

Quality education for youth on the Sustainable Development Goals

18 JAN 02:40 PM - 02:50 PM GST

Speaker

Diana Mironenko

PR Business Leader

Education and skill building for the energy transition (In partnership with IRENA)

18 JAN 02:52 PM - 03:07 PM GST

Speaker

Samah Elsayed

Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Education and Skills, IRENA

Speaker

Dr Derek Higgins

Curriculum Specialist, UAE Ministry of Education

Moderator

Latefa Al Mansoori

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi IRENA Student Leaders Programme FSL Member

ECOTHON MASTER CLASSES

18 JAN 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM GST

MC Note

19 JAN 09:30 AM - 09:35 AM GST

Speaker

Sara Almarzooqi

Future Sustainability Leader, Y4S

Empowering youth through entrepreneurial skills

19 JAN 09:35 AM - 09:40 AM GST

Speaker

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi

Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs UAE

Opening Keynote: Preparing youth for the next 50 years

19 JAN 09:41 AM - 09:46 AM GST

Speaker

HE Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, United Arab Emirates

Fostering social entrepreneurship & innovation in youth to achieve UAE’s next 50 years

19 JAN 09:47 AM - 10:02 AM GST

Speaker

Najla Midfa

General Manager, Sheraa-Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Moderator

Aliya Al Marzooqi

Senior Statistician, Industrial Statistics Department

Inspiring today’s youth to tackle climate change

19 JAN 10:03 AM - 10:13 AM GST

Speaker

Hanan AlYafei

Senior Advisor, Responsible Investing Mubadala Investment Company

Moderator

Afrah Shuja

Founder & CEO, CorteX Wellness

Deep Dive: The trends shaping the UAE's youth sector after the COVID-19

19 JAN 10:26 AM - 10:41 AM GST

Speaker

Dima Sayess

Partner and Ideation Center lead Strategy&

Moderator

Eng. Fatima Al Hallami

Process Engineer, ADNOC Offshore

Building a sustainable future through STEM

19 JAN 10:42 AM - 10:52 AM GST

Speaker

Noora Abdullatif AlKheily

Senior Engineering Manager, GE Gas Power EMEA

Speaker

Mohaned Eltayeb

Chief Information Officer, GE Gas Power EMEA

Break (15 minutes)

'Green jobs' attracting new generation of young talent

19 JAN 11:07 AM - 11:17 AM GST

Speaker

HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi

Minister of State for Foreign Trade, UAE

Fostering social entrepreneurship in youth to achieve UAE’s next 50 years

19 JAN 11:31 AM - 11:41 AM GST

Speaker

HE Salama Alameemi

Director General, Ma'an Authority for Social Contribution

An Investor’s Perspective on ESG

19 JAN 11:19 AM - 11:29 AM GST

Speaker

Habib Abdur-Rahman

ESG Lead, Investcorp

Moderator

May AlHajeri

Youth Delegate, UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN, FSL Member

Re-imagining the role of education on sustainability

19 JAN 11:43 AM - 11:53 AM GST

Speaker

Hind Al Huwaidi

Director of Education, Bee’ah

Moderator

Riad Bestani

Environment Expert, Founder & GM ECOsquare-(ECO2)

Industry 4.0, Climate & Youth: How can industry 4.0 help youth combat climate change?

19 JAN 11:54 AM - 12:09 PM GST

Speaker

Franco Atassi

CEO, Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the Middle East

Moderator

Yazan Zamel

Future Sustainability Leader, Y4S

Space and Climate Change: How space tech can help protect the planet?

19 JAN 12:10 PM - 12:35 PM GST

Speaker

Dr. Khaled Al Hashmi

Speaker

Adan Ramirez Sanchez

CEO & Co-founder, Greenfluidics

Speaker

Sharib Khan

CEO & Co-founder, TrialX

Speaker

Sahith Reddy Madara

Future Sustainability Leader, Y4S

Moderator

Armen Kherlopian

Scientific Advisory Board Member Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH)

Break (30 minutes)

19 JAN 12:35 PM - 01:05 PM GST

Future Map: Thriving in the next normal (In partnership with MBZ Majlis for Future Generations)

19 JAN 01:05 PM - 01:35 PM GST

Speaker

Alanood Alkaabi

Education Programs Manager, Crown Prince Court

Moderator

Abdulla Alremeithi

Acting Director, Environment Policy & Planning Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi

Social Entrepreneurship: How social enterprise can combat climate change? (In partnership with Ma'an)

19 JAN 01:37 PM - 02:07 PM GST

Speaker

Mohamad Rabih El Chaar

Co-founder, Nadeera

Speaker

Christopher Arida

Co-founder, Diwama

Speaker

Mona AlHashmi

Incubator Chief, Ma’an

Moderator

Muneera Salah Al-Shaibah

Future Sustainability Leader, Y4S

GenZ cutting through the noise of fashion! In partnership with Junk Kouture

19 JAN 02:09 PM - 02:29 PM GST

Speaker

Katie Brill

PR & Communications Executive, Junk Kouture

Space Exploration & Innovation for the Next 50 (In partnership with UAE Space Agency)

19 JAN 02:31 PM - 02:38 PM GST

Speaker

Mohsen Al Awadhi

Director of Space Missions, UAE Space Agency

The importance of soft skills for a more resilient, healthier, and sustainable future

19 JAN 02:40 PM - 02:50 PM GST

Speaker

Lane Pitcairn Pendleton

Founder & Chairman, Bioblue Foundation

Closing Session

19 JAN 02:52 PM - 03:02 PM GST

Speaker

HE Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Al Rumaithi

Undersecretary of the Department of Energy

ECOTHON PITCH SESSION

19 JAN 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM GST