Global Sustainable Development Congress
Global Sustainable Development Congress #GSDcongress
November 2022, the Global Sustainable Development Congress, hosted by the Unversity of Glasgow and convened by Times Higher Education. The Word of the day, “Be Brave” – includes women and girls that cannot reach Global Sustainable Development goals. These girls are always facing difficulties due to fam
ilies taking place in forced marriage, facing life-and-death scenarios if they do not comply.
I was honored to be asked to be a keynote speaker as the founder of Freedom Charity, and I thank them for a wonderful Congress of brilliant speakers and a historic, imposing venue. I also thank the great support from all the people that I met on the day.
Though sad that I could not attend the other days, I had a great time regardless
Mary Robinson is an adjunct professor of climate justice at Trinity College Dublin and chair of The Elders. She served as president of Ireland between 1990 and 1997. Mary Robinson spoke in great detail about how the future of climate should be in the curriculum of all education sectors of the future. This means that future generations have the knowledge and know-how to make the earth cleaner and safer.
Dr. Tony Chan
Dr. Tony Chan became president of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in 2018. Chan did this after nearly a decade as president of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He believes that universities should chang their values in terms of climate change. Chan Belives that the earth needs bright minds to push sustainability to everyone.
When I think about Global Sustainable Development I believe many people overlook the role of women and girls. This is because
forced marriage and FGM are both hidden crimes and not many people know that these crimes are happening, mainly because of the secrecy and unknown nature of these abductions/attacks on those that are being targeted.
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls