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  • Saturday, 28 May 2022

Within H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat’s Participation in the 2022 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland: Bilateral Meetings with the President of Bezos Earth Fund, & Executive Director of the Education Commission

During the WEF’s 2020 Annual Meeting, Al-Mashat met with the President of the Bezos Earth Fund, Andrew Steer, and with the Executive Director of the Education Commission, Liesbet Steer. They discussed aspects of joint cooperation within the framework of the COP27.

Al-Mashat elaborated the importance of enhancing private sector engagement in supporting development efforts and public-private partnerships, and the need for cooperation with international institutions and civil society to support urban transformation efforts, and mobilizing innovative financing to bridge financing gaps. 

It is important to note that the Bezos Earth Fund has supported climate change in this decade with nearly $10 billion.

The Minister  stressed the importance of the fund’s role in promoting global efforts aimed at promoting climate action, through technical support and financing, and increasing green investments, in a way that stimulates the global green transformation. She noted that the Government of Egypt  welcomes cooperation with all entities in order to advance climate action globally and regionally, in light of the COP27. 

In H.E.'s meeting with the Executive Director of the Education Commission, Liesbet Steer, an international initiative addressing SDG 4: Quality Education, while also promoting investments in the education field, Al-Mashat shared that investment in human capital and modern technologies is key for better education.

Al-Mashat participated in the 2022 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, under the title “History at a Turning Point: Government Policies & Business Strategies” until Thursday. Being physically held for the first time since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, this event witnesses the participation of over 2,500 leaders, decision-makers, and international institutions. The forum’s activities cover eight main themes: climate and nature, fairer economies, tech and innovation, jobs and skills, better business, health and healthcare, global cooperation, and society and equity.