Fifth edition: climate talk series

FutureFit: The Green Advantage Education, Employment, Empowerment


February 29th 2024

09:15 AM – 12:30 PM

SEE Institute, Sustainable City Dubai



The importance of sustainability education in bridging the gap cannot be overstated. Sustainability education utilizes a well-rounded approach, including environmental, social, and economic elements, to equip workforces with the knowledge and skills to build rewarding careers in the green economy. The discussion during the series can serve as a catalyst for meaningful employment by cultivating innovation, adaptability, and a sense of responsibility. 

Through the series of engaging talks, expert panels, and interactive discussions, we intend to explore the multifaceted dimensions of sustainability and its pivotal role in shaping education, employment, and empowerment. 

Join our dynamic talk series in collaboration with Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation as we uncover the myriad ways in which embracing sustainability can unlock new pathways for growth, development, and resilience. 

We will delve into how the transition to a green economy creates diverse employment opportunities, fosters innovation, and promotes inclusive growth. 

who should attend

Policy Makers and Advocates

Educators and Administrators

Students and Graduates


HR Professionals

Professionals in Transition 

Sustainability enthusiasts

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Objectives of the discussion

This talk series aims to increase awareness about the critical importance of integrating sustainability into education, employment, and empowerment initiatives The intent is to promote practical insights, tools, and resources to empower attendees to initiate and sustain meaningful green initiatives.   

Join a dynamic community committed to driving meaningful change and shaping a more sustainable world for future generations.  

Let’s empower tomorrow’s Leaders! 

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09:15 – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 10:15 AM

Welcome address and Introduction to SEE Institute 

Dr. Jasmina Locke
 CEO & Academic Head  SEE Institute 

10:15 – 10:30 AM


Connecting Sustainability Education and Career Resilience

Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar            
CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion:

Navigating the Green Workforce: Perspectives from Sustainability Education

Moderator:                           Dr. Jacinta Dsilva
Research Director
SEE Institute
Panel Members:  
  • Prof. Evangelos Moustakas 
    Executive Director of Lifelong Learning at Heriot-Watt, Dubai
  • Mr. Mustafa Abd Ellatif   
    CEO & Co-Founder, EYouth, Vice Chairman
    Board of Directors Youth Entrepreneurship Network
  • Ms. Maria Flouda
    Founder and Managing Consultant at Sustainability Switch Consultancy
  • Ms. Malakeh El Haj
    VP, Knowledge and Innovation, Al Ghurair Foundation  

11:15 – 12:00 PM

Skills Chat: 

Developing Essential Green Skills for Professional Success 

Presented by:                    
Mr. Kian Karim                        CEO & Co-founder        Circle Bit
Maryam  Al Ansari  Founder, Path Finder 

12:00 PM onwards

Closing remarks


welcome Speaker

Dr. Jasmina Locke

CEO & Academic Head, SEE Institute

Dr. Jasmina Locke , CEO , SEE Institute

keynote speaker

Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar 

CEO Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation 


Panel Moderator

Dr. Jacinta Dsilva

Research Director


panel member

Prof. Evangelos Moustakas

Executive Director of Lifelong Learning 
Heriot-Watt, Dubai


panel member

Mustafa Abd Ellatif

CEO & Co-Founder, EYouth
Vice Chairman of Board of Directors
Youth Entrepreneurship Network 


panel member

Malakeh El Haj

VP, Knowledge and Innovation
Al Ghurair Foundation


Panel member

Maria Flouda

Founder and Managing Consultant at Sustainability Switch Consultancy and Board Co-Chair for Lean In Equity and Sustainability



Maryam Al Ansari

Co-CEO, LinguaGPT
Founder, Path Finder



Kian Karim

CEO & Co-founder, Circle Bit 


Free Registration

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