Recommendations of the Afro-Asian University Dialogue in cooperation with the Foundation for International Open Dialogues on Climate Change

The Afro-Asian University, headed by Dr. Abdel Karim Al-Wazzan, organized at Sunday, September 3, 2023, On the Zoom program.

The open dialogue session on Climate Change Challenges and Solutions to confront it, in the presence of a group of Egyptian and Arab scientists specialized in the field of climate change and sustainable development.

Prof. Dr. Fawzy Younis, Desert Research Center – Egypt, Dr. Amal Masoud, The Egyptian Radio and the Secretary General of the African-Asian Union for Women, Dr. Khaled Yassin Abdel-Halabam, Professor at the Central Laboratory of Pesticides, Agricultural Research Center, Dr. Khalil Nouhi, a researcher in climate change in the Moroccan Oases, Dr. Sourour Abidi as researcher at National Institute of Agriculture Research from the Republic of Tunisia, and the advisor Muhammad Abu Aisha from the Emirates

And the journalist, Amani El-Manyawy, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Union Academy for Leadership Development and a member of the faculty at the Eurasian University, managed the dialogue session.

The audience unanimously agreed that the greatest vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change are in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Significant improvements can be achieved with the introduction of sustainable farming practices. Smallholders need support to access appropriate technology for their implementation.

The attendees recommended the development of sustainable farming practices, by planting heat-tolerant crop varieties.

Expanding water harvesting and adopting modern irrigation methods and drip irrigation, which increases the efficiency of using water resources.

Cultivation of drought-tolerant crop varieties An orientation to biocontrol using natural pest predators and a reduction in pesticide use Integrated soil fertility management An orientation to climate-smart agriculture and low-carbon agriculture.

Thus, the climate change crisis, food insecurity and the decline of millions of low-income people who already face high food insecurity will be affected and small-scale producers in developing countries are among the most vulnerable.

Climate change is the most dangerous and important issue affecting the planet Earth. It left its mark from the first droughts, floods, heat waves and high temperatures.

Therefore, one of the most important recommendations was the role of the media in sustainability in drawing attention and attention to the African continent because it is one of the continents most affected by the file of emissions and global warming and the importance of developing Renewable clean energy means.

And the continuous media follow-up on the human rights file to live in a healthy, clean environment.

Also, among the important recommendations is to focus on the countries responsible for climate change and obligate them to pay compensation and alert them to the importance of using clean energy.

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