The Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, announced on Tuesday that the ministry, in collaboration with the Federation of Egyptian Industries, will hold the African Youth Conference for Environmental Sustainability in Industries by the end of April.
The conference comes within Egypt’s presidency over the African Union.
During her speech in the conference of the Sustainable Development Goals and Business Opportunities for the Private Sector, Fouad added that the African Youth Conference aims to exchange experiences between African youth, and comes as part of Egypt’s march towards supporting environmental work in Africa, and integrating environmental aspects in industry.
She stressed that her ministry is working on integrating active youth in environmental issues, pointing out that the ministry has launched an initiative for creating new youth communities at universities interested in environmental work.
The ministry will train youth and guide them toward environmental projects which help to find solutions for environmental problems. It will also adopt applicable projects such as the project of producing biogas from agricultural wastes.
Fouad stressed the importance of integrating the environmental perspective in developmental sectors and in industries to increase productivity and competitiveness in order to reach globalism. She further added that her ministry has exerted great efforts for protecting the environment and reducing industrial pollution.