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The Role of the Media as a Partner in Protecting the Environment and Reaching Sustainable Development in Egypt

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
6:00 PM
Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum
Los Angeles, CA 91206


Speaker Biography

Ms. Randa Fouad, President of Arab Media Forum for Environment & Development, a writer and a journalist, has over 25 years of national, regional, and global experience in the field of sustainable development, awareness raising, and communication through developing and managing the implementation of information dissemination strategies, organizing media consultations, and mobilizing the mass media around development issues. Randa is a member of the Egyptian Press Syndicate. She has managed the Regional Information Component of the UNDP-funded Urban Management Programme (UMP), one of the largest global technical assistance programs in the urban sector. Also, as the Development Communication Advisor to Egypt's Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, she helped in establishing a Development Communication Unit and assisted in designing the Ministry's National Environmental Information Program in support of Egypt's National Environmental Action Plan. She prepared Regional Strategy and Action Plan for raising public awareness on Water as Human Right (Mass Media perspective) as an International Consultant of UNDP Water Governance Programme for Arab States (WGP-AS), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). To learn more about the speaker click here.

About the Lecture

In this lecture Ms. Fouad will talk about how the Arab Media Forum helps journalists throughout the Middle East learn and write about environment and sustainable development issues.  She will then focus on the Egyptian revolution as it has evolved over the last year, from an environmental perspective, and how the Revolution might change environmental policy and on the ground solutions to development issues.  She will discuss the ways in which the future of the environment and sustainable development depends on environmental media and social media.  Ms Fouad will conclude by making some recommendations about how to empower the media regarding sustainable development in Egypt and the Middle East.   

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Co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute and UCLA Center for Middle East Development

Co-hosted by Levantine Cultural Center, the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, and the UCLA Extension Program in Journalism and Fundraising.

The Oppenheim Lecture Series has been established at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability through a generous gift by Patricia Oppenheim and her family in memory of Rudi Oppenheim.This evening lecture series presents world class speakers to educate, inform and build community discourse about the diverse environmental problems of our time. 


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