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2021-2022 Initiatives

  • 2021-2022 Initiatives


From the headquarters of the Academy at the Smart Village, AASTIANS Go Green is an initiative that started in 2020 till present which exhibited a series of awareness and activities events with AAST and the community.  This initiative is part of the Academy's social responsibility and in line with the cooperation agreement signed with His Excellency Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy, the Minister of Local Development, and His Excellency Professor Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail, the President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, regarding the planning and implementation of the "Always Green Academy" campaign.

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport launched the "Arab Youth Green Venture" project at the Smart Village on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The project was held under the patronage of Professor Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, the President of the Academy, and in the presence of Dr. Sherin Fikry, the Assistant Minister of Environment for Environmental Policies, representing Dr. Yasmine Fouad, the Egyptian Minister of Environment. This initiative was part of Egypt's hosting of the COP 27 Global Climate Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. The day included various activities, such as the opening of an exhibition showcasing environmental protection projects and activities by distinguished students and graduates of the Academy, which were discussed with the Assistant Minister of Environment and the Academy's President. Additionally, a sports marathon was launched with the slogan "AASTIANS Go Green," involving the participation of officials, employees, and students, creating an enthusiastic atmosphere. This marathon was organized by the Student Affairs Deanship in the Smart Village, as part of its ongoing support for students in educational, health, and recreational aspects.

This day was organized within the framework of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport's participation in the environmental initiative "Prepare for Green," launched by the Ministry of Environment under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, as part of the National Sustainable Development Strategy "Egypt 2030."

“Towards Green and Sustainable Schools” Initiative 

The Committee for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) has launched an initiative in order to educate teachers and school students at different levels of the development of the SDGs set by the United Nations. This is within the framework of the Academy's social responsibility and its positive impact on the surrounding environment. This initiative can be summarized in three main stages:

  1. Addressing 7 schools in Alexandria as a first stage this year to join training workshops for teachers and students to raise awareness of the SDGs.
  2. Following up with the schools on the implementation of what has been learned in the workshops at the school level and supporting these schools financially and logistically to implement initiatives to save energy and water as a first stage.
  3. Holding a competition among these schools at the Academy's headquarters in order to identify the schools that succeeded first in developing their institutional performance after implementing the SDGs and presenting success stories in each.

The initiative includes several axes and goals for sustainable development and aims to implement them in the schools participating in the initiative and with the participation of more than one group of society. First, the initiative improves the quality of education in schools, 2  introduces the smart component, and supports the application of students’ ideas. One of the strengths in this regard is that the AASTMT is ranked first in the quality of education in Egypt, according to Times Higher Education Impact Ranking. Secondly, the ideas proposed and developed by the participating schools include water and energy fields, which are included in SDG 6 and SDG 7. Third, the initiative works on these two axes and applies them as this will have a great impact on reducing the risks of climate change and achieving sustainability in participating cities and communities, which is in line with SDG 11 and Goal 13. Finally, participation in cooperation between the AASTMT and various schools and institutions contributes to achieving and developing partnership with them and is directly related to SDG 17. 

Details of the initiative can be found Towards a Green Sustainable Future

"BE POSITIVE" Campaign:

organized by the ENERGY UNIT in AASTMT to give awareness on the importance of reducing energy and water use on social media and among students around the campus

"Egypt Green Initiative" of the National Youth Union

In preparation for the upcoming COP27 Climate Conference hosted by Egypt in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh in November, the "Egypt Green Initiative" of the National Youth Union, in conjunction with the announcement of the presidential initiative "Breathe Green" under the auspices of the President of the Republic and the "Planting 100 Million Trees" initiative under the auspices of the Prime Minister, has been launched. The initiative aims to plant the first one million trees out of the targeted 100 million. Students of the Academy attended the event in the presence of Her Excellency, Minister of Planning, Dr. Hala El-Said, and Mr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, the President of the Academy.