First International Conference of UNESCO Chairs

George Zaimes was invited to participate and present in the First International Conference of UNESCO Chairs “Linking education, transdisciplinarity and international partnership – UNESCO Chairs for a sustainable future.” The conference was organized by the UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management, University of Wuppertal, GERMANY, in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. The event was hosted in Wuppertal, GERMANY December 2nd to the 4th 2019. During the meeting George presented a poster on the UNESCO Chair Con-E-Ect titled “Mapping sustainability for riparian areas, deltas & humans.” In this poster the current activities of the Cahir were described. In addition, George presented the Best Practice Sessions.  

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Specifically, he presented “WaSec - Innovative Educational Tools for the Sustainable Water Management and Water Security in the Eastern Mediterranean.” The WaSec project brings together and strengthens the cooperation between companies and universities through the development of new courses in Water Resources Management, while taking into consideration potential climate change impacts, with adaptive learning and teaching methods for the Eastern Mediterranean region. The lessons learned from this international project that are applicable in other similar project. Overall many contacts with other Chairs in similar scientific fields were made in order to establish new future collaborations among the UNESCO community.
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