2-Day Regional Workshop on “Youth Innovation, Social Inclusion and Social Responsibility of Arab Entrepreneurs at the Time of Climate Change”

Organized by the UNESCO Office in Beirut in partnership with Berytech, this workshop aims to provide Arab young entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to learn, get inspired from and connect to regional and international experiences linking social cohesion, climate challenge response and entrepreneurship. It will therefore explore a regional approach to influence collectively policy change to promote social inclusion at the time of climate change in the Arab region.

Global environmental change gives rise to ethical challenges that need to be grasped within a framework of critical thinking. In view of its comprehensive and wide-ranging implications, global environmental change must be recognized as an essentially social process. Social impact of the climate change is identified as the research priority of UNESCO’s intergovernmental programme on Management of Social Transformations (MOST). The Arab region, which with 19 Member States includes a complex variety of social development, is no exception to the damaging of climate change.

The workshop will, through presentations, working group and plenary discussions, address the following issues:

- Social responsibility of business leaders
- Influencing collectively social inclusion at the time of climate change
- Social inclusion and youth engagement in ecological response
- Why and how to make entrepreneurship more ecological?
- How to make social venture more business oriented?
- Making business plans more socially inclusive and more responsive to climate change?

In 2013, the World Social Science Report will be on “Social Impact of Climate Change”.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 25.04.2013 08:00 local time
End 26.04.2013 17:00 local time
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Focal point Sugita, Seiko
Organizer UNESCO Office in Beirut
Contact s.sugita@unesco.org; r.menassa@unesco.org
Country Lebanon
City Altcity
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Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website UNESCO Office in Beirut
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