Inter-collegiate contest probes reasons behind environment degradation

DUBAI - The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) hosted an inter-collegiate public speaking competition at the J.W. Marriott Hotel under the patronage of Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology.

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Published: Mon 20 Oct 2003, 12:36 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 11:39 PM

The contest was held for the third year in a row and focused on the role of youth in the fight to protect the global environment from further degradation.

The contest was formally opened by EEG chairperson, Habiba Al Marashi. "Environmental protection is not a short-term battle that can be entrusted to a single generation of environmentalists," she said.

Eighteen colleges and universities from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah registered for this year's competition and the total number of participants including the main speakers and team members was 73 apart from competing institutions.

The contest was judged by bilingual panel of judges from various fields of expertise including Engineer Redha Salman, head of Environment Protection Section, Dubai Municiplality, Eng Saeed Al Awadhi, Manager, Environment, Health and Safety, FZ Department, Ports and Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Abdul Aziz Al Midfa, Director-General, Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Government of Sharjah, and Dr Amer Al Hashemi, Head of Environmental Services Centre, Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Authority.

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