MOE, Alef Education join hands to advance climate education

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Care and Capacity Building Sector, Ministry of Education and Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO, Alef Education
The MoU is geared towards creating and implementing environmental education programmes 

Abu Dhabi, October 20, 2023: Alef Education, a UAE-based educational technology company, and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for increased collaboration in environmental sustainability and climate education. 

The MOU seeks to advance environmental education by implementing several initiatives designed to advance the expertise and capabilities of students and educators, enabling them to pursue climate-related action paths.  

Through this partnership, Alef Education will provide its expertise and resources and access to educational materials and resources for creating and implementing environmental education programmes. The company will also actively participate in climate education initiatives organised by the MoE. 

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, the assistant undersecretary of the care and capacity building sector at the Ministry of Education, says, “We are keen to strengthen collaboration with our local and international strategic partners in order to transform the educational system based on a well-defined strategy that incorporates sustainability principles in all aspects of education.”

Alef Education has played a key role in developing the Educators Voice initiative launched by the Ministry. The initiative provides a platform to recognise the commitment and efforts of educators in promoting climate awareness and integrating climate change issues into the curriculum. The company is also a strategic partner of the UAE Education Pavilion at COP28. 

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