Friday, 16 Apr 2021
The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) has announced names of the four teams that won the seventh annual Inter-College Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ICEPSC). More than 165 students from 19 universities across Oman came together to debate environmental issues.

ESO announces winners of public speaking contest

The winning teams will compete in the upcoming ICEPSC regional competitors, which is set to be held in Dubai on November 27 and 28. The winners have been chosen from amongst 40 teams.

The winning teams are Bunya from the Sultan Qaboos University that addressed the subject ‘Sustainable Built Environment – Are we achieving it?’ Naqaa from the Sultan Qaboos University for ‘Impact of Fashion and Make-up Industry on the Environment’ Kaizen from Sharqiyah University for ‘The Future of Agriculture in the Middle East’ and Green Footprint from Military Technology College for ‘Impact of Wars on the Environment’.

Suaad al Harthi, executive director at ESO, stated, “Hosting this competition for yet another year has cemented our commitment to shaping the next generation of environment-conscious society. This competition serves as a platform for future generations to become ambassadors for the environment. Focusing on developing a deep appreciation of the environment and understanding the challenges facing it through study, research, discussion and debate, this competition enables passionate youth to express their views and helps them develop ways to protect environment.”

The contest was held below the auspices of H E Mohammed bin Salim bin Said al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, in association with the Emirates Environmental Group.

Najeeb al Harthy, director, common manager and chief operating officer of Mitsui E&ampP Middle East (MEPME), stated, “We are delighted to support ESO in this initiative and create environmental ambassadors among Omani youth. Environment protection is a pressing issue across the globe. We all have to do our part and find sustainable solutions.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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