NIGSD runs a lecture entitled "Governance for Sustainable Development" for students of the Faculty of Politics and Economics of Suez University.
17 March 2023
The National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (NIGSD), the training arm of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, held a lecture entitled "Governance for Sustainable Development" for 100 students at the Faculty of Politics and Economics, Suez University.
Dr. Sherifa Sherif, Executive Director of NIGSD, indicated that the Institute is keen to provide consultations, research, and training programs that seek and emphasize the dissemination of the culture, values, and practices of sustainability and the activation of governance mechanisms in all sectors of the country.
Sherif explained that NIGSD's seminars and lectures on the topic "Governance for Sustainable Development" aim to create awareness and promote responsible governance practices to implement Egypt's Vision 2030 and therefore the goals of sustainable development.
Sherif added that the lecture was under the auspices of Prof. Dr. El-Sayed Abdel-Azim El-Sharkawy, President of Suez University, and dealt with several topics, including the role of the Institute and its various activities, especially in the field of training, developing youth skills and raising their capabilities, and governance and its importance in sustainable development.
Regarding the "Be an Ambassador" initiative for sustainable development launched by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and implemented by the Institute in 2020, Dr. Sharifa Sharif indicated that it aims to build and develop capacities in the field of sustainable development through an intensive training program that lasted for 4 months.
The initiative also aims to train TOT trainers, which focus on the development of modern environmental thought and the concept of fair and comprehensive sustainable development. In addition, it introduces the importance of adhering to the United Nations' sustainable development goals and the concepts of green economy, smart cities, and circular economy.
For her part, Dr. Dina Talaat, Director of the Career Unit at the Institute, explained during her presentation that the “Be an Ambassador” initiative uses multiple training tools, including manuals and special instructions covering technical themes, concepts, and terminology related to sustainability.
Engy Ali, Deputy Director of the Career Path Unit, who is responsible for managing the "Be an Ambassador Initiative", reviewed the initiative's three levels: the introductory, specialized, and professional.
Engy Ali explained that the initiative targeted students and graduates in the age group between 18 and 35 years. The number of graduates of the first batch of the initiative reached 800 trainees, and the second batch was 1335 trainees.
Iman Ragheb, Coordinator of the Career Path Unit and Be an Ambassador initiative, participated in the lecture.
The lecture discussed several pillars represented in governance and its applications. These included SDGs, Egypt's Vision 2030, human rights and sustainable development, corruption’s nature, patterns, types of corruption, and its causes.