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Expert Talk: Faith, Wildlife, and Biodiversity: Harnessing Religion for Environmental Conservation and Ethical Action

April 16th 2024 15:00 - 16:15 UTC+2
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In this session, we will delve into the intersection of faith, wildlife, and biodiversity, exploring how religious beliefs can influence human behavior towards the conservation of our planet’s precious ecosystems and wildlife. From understanding the intrinsic value of animals in religious teachings to discussing the role of faith-based organizations in shaping global biodiversity frameworks, this webinar will offer insights into the powerful potential of religion to promote environmental stewardship and ethical action. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore how faith-based perspectives can inform and influence policymaking for a more sustainable future

Expert Talk with Dr. Iyad Abumoghli

Tuesday, April 16th, 15:00 – 16:15 CEST

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About the Speaker

Dr. Iyad Abumoghli, Founder and Director of the Faith for Earth Initiative, has more than 38 years of experience with international organizations, the private sector, and scientific institutions. Dr. Abumoghli’s expertise focus on strategic planning, sustainable development, interfaith collaboration and knowledge and innovation. Dr. Abumoghli is currently the Lead Principal Advisor on Engaging with Faith-Based Organizations at UNEP. Previously Dr. Abumoghli held several leading positions including the Regional Representative of UNEP in West Asia, Director of Knowledge and Innovation at UNDP’s Office for the Arab States, Senior Environment Advisor at UNDP’s Regional Office in Beirut, Global Practice Manager for the Energy and Environment Group in New York, Assistant Resident Representative of UNDP in Jordan.

Dr. Abumoghli holds a doctorate degree in Bio-Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath/UK, and an outstanding graduate of the Virtual Development Academy – Johns University.

About the Alliance

The International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade serves as an inclusive and interdisciplinary platform to discuss challenges and formulate solutions vis-á-vis human-wildlife interfaces and associated health risks and the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens from wildlife. The Alliance is aiming to enhance international and national awareness, knowledge, policies and action, not least by narrowing the gap between science and implementation.

We are delighted to host this event and are enthusiastic to have a broad exchange within the Alliance community. Please feel free to forward and share this invitation with interested colleagues.