Alef Education, a UAE-based global leader in education technology, participated in the 18th UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY18), showcasing its innovative Alef Metaverse, a pioneering digital world that nurtures skill development and prepares students for future climate challenges. The event was held at Expo City Dubai recently.
The participation of Alef Education at COY18 as a gold sponsor underscores its commitment to raising awareness about climate change and promoting sustainable practices among the youth through its innovative solutions that provide personalised learning experiences and data-driven insights.
“We are honoured to have participated in COY18, a dedicated platform empowering young voices to influence global climate policies and promoting universal accessibility”
Alef Education attended the opening ceremony of COY18, where the conference was officially unfolded in the presence of prominent figures such as HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and HE Reem Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation. During the inaugural ceremony, distinguished leaders emphasised the pivotal role of the community in nurturing environmental stewardship and empowering the younger generation with the necessary knowledge and skills to address the complex challenges of climate change on a global scale.
As part of the company’s engagement at COY18, Dr. Tina Kapp, Head of Learning at Alef Education, hosted a special session titled, ‘Inspiring and Involving Youth in Climate Education.’ Dr. Kapp led an insightful discussion on strategies for engaging young learners in community action, both within school premises and in broader community settings. The session emphasised specific tools aimed at enhancing youth engagement and empowering them to take concrete actions for meaningful climate initiatives in both blended and face-to-face learning environments.
Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education, said: “We are honoured to have participated in COY18, a dedicated platform empowering young voices to influence global climate policies and promoting universal accessibility. Alef Education has always been a pioneer in education technology, and our active participation at COY18 reassures our goal to provide effective learning solutions to students worldwide beyond merely curriculum-based content. We strongly believe that every student should have access to educational climate change and action knowledge through various learning solutions, such as Alef Education’s climate change metaverse.”
Distinguished leaders emphasised the pivotal role of the community in nurturing environmental stewardship
Alef Metaverse represents a significant step towards incorporating immersive and engaging educational tools to address the urgent need for environmental education. It seamlessly integrates world-class gamification with educational platforms in a moderated and controlled environment that ensures an optimal blend of learning and engagement.
COY18 provided a significant global platform, bringing together global youth, researchers, and enthusiasts to engage in meaningful discussions on vital subjects like international climate policies. The primary emphasis of the event was on fostering inclusivity and diversity, empowering the younger generation to play a significant role in shaping global climate policies, and promoting universal accessibility.