Considering that the global climate change conference COP27 is taking place in Egypt this year, it was of vital importance to CCT to increase awareness to international mechanisms, delegations and how to negotiate and debate to students from various backgrounds.
The event was organized by CCT and the science and cultural departments of the German Embassy, in collaboration with the central agency for German schools abroad (ZfA), the Goethe-Institut and their join PASCH-initiative (a network of selected private and public schools that teach German as a second language or teach in German). The workshop was prepared and delivered by Hatem Hamdy through ORCAS.
Students came from diverse backgrounds, public and private schools, Cairo, Alexandria, and Sharm El Sheikh. This was a great way to teach diversity, overcoming differences, and the power of a joint cause for a common solution. On October 19 and 20, 27 students participated in the simulated small version of this year’s climate negotiations. They were made familiar with the specific needs and challenges of different countries, each representing and arguing for them in the ensuing negotiations.
Students negotiated in German and Arabic – learning vital language skills, but also how to build bridges and navigate compromises in heated discussions and a critical climate.
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