Nouhad Awwad

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Hello my name is

Nouhad Awwad

About Me

Who I am

Nouhad Awwad holds a BSc. in environmental health and a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in environmental policy planning from the American University of Beirut. Nouhad also got a certificate from Duke University for completing One Health Program; in addition, she attended a course on U.S Foreign Policy in Global Era at Elliott School of International Affairs at the University of George Washington University.

She has been an online and offline environmental activist as well as working on numerous grassroots campaigns for climate justice issues she believes in. Currently, she is volunteering with the Arab Youth Climate Movement in Lebanon and The Mediterranean Youth Network. Nouhad was part of the Lebanese official delegation to COP21 and COP22. Nouhad attended COP23 as an observer since she was elected as YOUNGO focal point for 2017 in which she works to empower young people so that they have a voice at UNFCCC conferences, as well as to promote youth participation in climate change projects at the local and national levels.Nouhad tracks the NDCs for her country and other Arab states. Nouhad works to serve her interest in protecting the environment and applying humanitarian standards and codes, with the ultimate goal of safeguarding a sustainable future.

  • Based in
    Beirut
  • Born
    24-7-1990
  • Working at
    Beirut

Education

  • May 2016--June 2016

    Duke University

    One Health Program, 9 credits, 3 courses in environmental health, public health and veterinary science.

  • September 2012--April 2016

    American University of Beirut

    MSc. In Environmental Science. Concentration: Environmental policy planning, Thesis tittle: The Interplay Between Politics, Policy And Economics: The Case Of Environmental Policy In Lebanon

  • 2015--Present

    License NYR073/15

    200 hrs Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) - Yoga Alliance Australia ( RYS) Nepal Yoga Retreat

  • June 2014

    George Washington University

    Summer Program in U.S Foreign Policy in Global Era, 3 credit course.

  • September 2008--June 2012

    American University of Beirut

    Major: Environmental Health Minor: Public Health

Travel Bucket List

This is where I went, and Expanding my Bucket list :)

  • Iran

  • Kingdom Of Saudia Arabia

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Syria

  • Lebanon

  • Jordan

  • Morocco

  • Spain

  • France

  • India

  • Nepal

  • United States Of America

  • Colombia

  • Egypt

  • Turkey

  • Qatar

  • Germany

  • Belguim

  • Switzerland

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Conferences Joined

Portfolio

The Regional strategic meeting for Climate Action Network- Arab World members in Mashreq countries

The Regional strategic meeting for Climate Action Network- Arab World members in Mashreq countries

  • Where:Beirut, Lebanon
  • What:Conference
  • When:March 2017

The Regional strategic meeting for Climate Action Network- Arab World members in Mashreq countries

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The first General Assembly of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Forum

The first General Assembly of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Forum

  • Where:Barcelona, Spain
  • What:Conference
  • When:February 2017

The first General Assembly of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Forum

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COP22 as part of the Lebanese official delegation

COP22 as part of the Lebanese official delegation

  • Where:Marrakesh, Morocco
  • What:Conference
  • When:November 2016

COP22 as part of the Lebanese official delegation

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Climate Communicators Network Meeting in Alexandria

Climate Communicators Network Meeting in Alexandria

  • Where:Alexandria, Eygpt
  • What:Conference
  • When:September 2016

Climate Communicators Network Meeting in Alexandria

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Medcop and MYCF steering committee

Medcop and MYCF steering committee

  • Where:Tangier, Morocco
  • What:Conference
  • When:July 2016

Medcop and MYCF steering committee

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Adyan Fellowship in “Leaders for Interreligious Understanding Program”

Adyan Fellowship in “Leaders for Interreligious Understanding Program”

  • Where:Beirut, Lebanon
  • What:Conference
  • When:4 April 2016 - Present

Adyan Fellowship in “Leaders for Interreligious Understanding Program”

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COP21 as part of the Lebanese official delegation.

COP21 as part of the Lebanese official delegation.

  • Where:Paris, France
  • What:Conference
  • When:December 2015

COP21 as part of the Lebanese official delegation.

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Concurrent session presentation for the 5th Latin America Energy Economics Meeting. Caribbean: Challenges, Constraints and Opportunities.

Concurrent session presentation for the 5th Latin America Energy Economics Meeting. Caribbean: Challenges, Constraints and Opportunities.

  • Where:Medellin, Colombia
  • What:Conference
  • When:15-18 March 2015

Concurrent session presentation for the 5th Latin America Energy Economics Meeting. Caribbean: Challenges, Constraints and Opportunities.

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Training program about building a culture of Tolerance, Positive Co-existence and Pluralism with The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social services

Training program about building a culture of Tolerance, Positive Co-existence and Pluralism with The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social services

  • Where:Cairo, Eygpt
  • What:Training
  • When:25September-9October 2016

Training program about building a culture of Tolerance, Positive Co-existence and Pluralism with The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social services

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Heinrich Böll Foundation – HBS Fifth Regional Summer School on climate change and gender

Heinrich Böll Foundation – HBS Fifth Regional Summer School on climate change and gender

  • Where:Amman, Jordan
  • What:Training
  • When:13-18August 2016

Heinrich Böll Foundation – HBS Fifth Regional Summer School on climate change and gender

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CSF South WORKSHOP for Civil Society Organizations: Strengthening CSOs in: Policy Dialogue: Policy Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Advocacy Planning

CSF South WORKSHOP for Civil Society Organizations: Strengthening CSOs in: Policy Dialogue: Policy Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Advocacy Planning

  • Where:Amman, Jordan
  • What:Training
  • When:15-18 March 2016

CSF South WORKSHOP for Civil Society Organizations: Strengthening CSOs in: Policy Dialogue: Policy Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Advocacy Planning

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Climate Chance 2017-Agadir

Climate Chance 2017-Agadir

  • Where:Agadir, Morocco
  • What:Conference
  • When:2017

Climate Chance 2017-Agadir

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Youth (COY13)

Youth (COY13)

  • Where:Bonn Germany
  • What:Conference
  • When:November 2017

Nouhad attended conference of Youth (COY13) in which she spoke at the opening to welcome youth. She also was a speaker at a a workshop of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Network and Green Hope organization workshop.

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Bioneers 2017

Bioneers 2017

  • Where:California USA
  • What:Conference
  • When:September 2017

Nouhad attended Bioneers 2017 as part of the Arab Youth Climate Movement delegation. There she attended several workshop on youth and witnessed several book signatures; one was for Amy Goodman. At that week, Nouhad was able to start new connections and collaborations between other organizations and AYCM.

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COP23

COP23

  • Where:Bonn- Germany
  • What:Conference
  • When:2017

Description: Nouhad attended COP23 as YOUNGO focal point for 2017. She attended different workshops and high level events. This photo was taken at Young and Future Generation day that Nouhad took part in organizing it.

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Nature's Advocate

Da Vinci wrote in his notebook "all the branches of a tree at every stage of its height when put together are equal in thickness to the trunk. Nature’s Advocate started as an idea. Nouhad was thinking, what is her role in Life…what message does she hold? Inspired by Rachel Carson and her book “silent spring”, affected heavily by the philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, motivated by the natural scenes in the different countries she visited. The idea sparked:Yes, she is a Nature’s Advocate; everybody is. She smiled and decided to start the initiative. Nature’s Advocate is a spiritual movement to go back to nature. The need to identify with nature now comes without a fee! Take a personal oath and be part of the tree. Be a Nature’s Advocate. Working for the environment has a snowball effect. Take an average baseball-sized snowball and drop it down the side of a snowy hill. Your small work today will be that big ball down the hill one day.

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    Vision

    Let us develop and progress bearing in minds the duty for which man was made. We are part of the circle. The sun shines on earth; plants for photosynthesis use the rays. The animals feed on these plants and the cycle continues. We are part of this and we should protect and conserve each nature’s components. We are nature advocates, we have a vow toward the very seed that sprouted into our existence is nature.

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    Mission

    "What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"

    Henry David Thoreau, "Familiar Letters"

    We aim to have a tolerable planet. Everybody is born as a nature’s advocate; we work on returning to this by real doings. The advocacy for nature will be on macro and micro levels. Drags millions from the world over to work for nature balance. The movement is for individuals and organizations and any entity on this earth. Protecting and conserving nature is a duty of all. Get enlightened and be a Nature’s Advocate.

Contact Details

  • +009613047744
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • awwad.nouhad@gmail.com

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