Today's Date: March 2, 2024
Strong Tower Consulting Named One of the Best Places to Work in Consulting   •   American Cancer Society Receives NBA Foundation Grant to Increase Underrepresented Students Entering Cancer Research Careers   •   Ventas to Participate in Investor Meetings at Citi 2024 Global Property CEO Conference   •   Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Ninth Annual Make March Matter® Fundraising Campaign   •   /C O R R E C T I O N -- Lexus/   •   EMPOWER Leads Foster Care Services for All Children and Families in the Metroplex East Region   •   Canada is connecting more than 150 Northwest Territories households to high-speed Internet and bringing mobile connectivity to r   •   University of Phoenix Continues Nationwide Networking Series, "Small Bites, Big Connections," Fostering Alumni Community Bonds   •   Pittsburgh 12th Grader Selected to Join Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew   •   Calvin Klein Fragrances announces Idris and Sabrina Elba as the face of new Calvin Klein ETERNITY AROMATIC ESSENCE fragrance cam   •   Standing Buffalo and Canada sign roadmap to advance reconciliation and rebuild their relationship   •   Barnes & Noble Education Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice From NYSE   •   1,000 Dream Fund Kicks Off Women's History Month Celebration with Twitch Charity Fundraiser in Partnership with Twitch Women's U   •   Croptimistic Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report   •   WM Elects Tom Bené to Board of Directors   •   AHF Opens Food Pantry for San Diego Veterans   •   Robust AI: Transforming Education and Healthcare with AI-Powered Teacher Apps   •   The Family Initiative (TFI) Becomes One of the Largest Community-Based Care Child Welfare Agencies in the U.S.   •   Duncan's First Nation celebrates the opening of a new water treatment plant   •   Minister Qualtrough announces investments in sport and physical activity opportunities for Indigenous communities
Bookmark and Share

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture & Schneider Electric Advance Youth & Women Roles in Sustainability at COP

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture & Schneider Electric Advance Youth & Women Roles in Sustainability at COP28

PR Newswire

  • The collaboration underscores Schneider Electric's commitment to empower communities and foster environmental leadership
  • MoU emphasizes a collaboration in advancing positive change in agriculture and sustainability

DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) at the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28) to explore collaborative opportunities for youth and women, which are key pillars at the climate change conference.

The MoU highlights joint objectives across youth education and women empowerment through a range of initiatives. These include guided tours of the Emirates Soil Museum at ICBA for new graduates and staff, as part of Schneider Electric's onboarding program; collaboration on Schneider Electric's Impact Makers Global Campaign; and its social mentorship program 'FEM in STEM'.

Schneider Electric and ICBA have also joined forces for the RISE initiative, an international documentary video series designed to inspire public and private decision-makers to implement new solutions and approaches, combining local knowledge, nature, technology, and science.

Dr. Tarifa Alzaabi, Director General of ICBA, commented: "At ICBA, our mission is to create positive change for communities locally and globally. Collaborating with Schneider Electric allows us to open up opportunities for the youth and women to empower through green education, skills development and a renewed focus on sustainable agriculture. Together, we aim to make a lasting impact on environmental awareness and leadership."

Ahmed Khashan, President for Gulf Countries at Schneider Electric, added: "Collaborating with ICBA for this collaboration goes beyond education and training. Our goal is to build and empower the region's sustainability leaders of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge they need to innovate and mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. This collaboration combines Schneider Electric's commitment to innovation with ICBA's global and regional impact on agricultural challenges, creating a powerful synergy for positive change."

Established in 1999 in the UAE, ICBA is a research center committed to promoting climate-smart crops and technologies, enabling people to live sustainably and ensure food security in harsh environmental conditions.

Through this strategic collaboration, Schneider Electric aims to contribute to developing sustainable solutions and promoting environmental awareness in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal to "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture" (SDG2). The collaboration signifies an important step forward in addressing global food security, climate change, and social empowerment challenges. As a member of the Global Councils on SDGs, Schneider Electric is actively driving climate action initiatives in the UAE in line with the country's vision for sustainability.

Described as a "COP of solidarity", COP28 will facilitate partnerships and convene communities as well as the public and private sectors to drive climate action. As a Climate Supporter at COP28, Schneider Electric will pioneer sustainability initiatives and sign strategic partnerships towards a net-zero future.

­­­About Schneider Electric

Schneider's purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software, and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

For more information please visit:

Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram | Blog 

About ICBA

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is a unique applied agricultural research center in the world with a focus on marginal areas where an estimated 1.7 billion people live. It identifies, tests, and introduces resource-efficient, climate-smart crops and technologies that are best suited to different regions affected by salinity, water scarcity, and drought. Through its work, ICBA helps to improve food security and livelihoods for some of the poorest rural communities around the world.

Photo -

Cision View original content to download multimedia:

SOURCE Schneider Electric

Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News