The Expo’s Global Best Practice Programme has identified 20 projects as part of its Untold Stories, said Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Co-operation. Among new ideas and inspiring changes is a water treatment plant with wetlands in Oman, The National reports.
The United Arab Emirates is preparing to host the Expo 2020 Dubai, an exhibition aimed at the promotion of sustainable way of life. In particular, fishing and an online education programme have been identified by Expo 2020 Dubai as local solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.
The 20 best projects will come together under one umbrella at next year’s event to spark the inspiring healthy changes. That approach also reflects the UAE’s effort to drive positive change globally.
“These 20 selected projects are already having a real, positive impact on people’s lives, at a time when millions face significant challenges,” said Reem Al Hashimy, director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.
These 20 selected projects are already having a real, positive impact on people’s lives, at a time when millions face significant challenges
According to the Expo 2020 organizers, the projects under the programme will benefit from a unique platform that will bring together change-makers from around the world. the new ideas aimed at facilitating knowledge transfer, global collaboration and inspiring concrete action.
The projects have changed the lives of students, teachers, nurses, villagers and fishermen, and could be replicated anywhere in the world. They include the Nimr water treatment plant in Oman, one of the world’s largest environment-friendly programmes.
The programme is part of the Expo’s commitment to promote critical projects from which millions around the world can learn more about co-operation and sharing of knowledge.
So far, a call for proposals had received 1,175 submissions from 141 countries. Prior to Expo 2020 starting, the organizers hope to spark new ideas, improve collaboration and inspire further change by bringing the initiatives under one umbrella.
According to the preliminary schedule, the programme will be an integral part of the World Expo, which will run from October 1, 2021 to March 2022.
There will be themed weeks, and international day events to highlight climate change, health, inequality and environmental degradation.