Embassy of Jordan Hosts Participants in Program on Environment

Ambassador Bouran discusses global environmental issues with visiting students (Photo by JIB)

Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2012) -- The Embassy of Jordan had the pleasure of hosting 19 Jordanian and Palestinian students participating in the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Global Environment Issues.

The students were given a tour of the Embassy and had the opportunity to meet with H.E. Ambassador Alia Bouran and discuss global environmental issues.

Ambassador Bouran, who was also Jordan’s former Environment Minister, highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts in developing technologies such as solar energy, water desalination and nuclear power. She stressed on the significance of the role and participation of the Jordanian youth.

SUSI participants learn about the environment through experiential methods and build on their leadership skills through adventure -based learning. They interact with the local community to share solutions and ideas on environmental topics.

Each participant will be required to develop a Personal Action Plan in order to implement in his or her hometown. This program, which lasts up to five weeks, is funded by the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It aims at developing a vibrant network of young leaders dedicated and equipped to create innovative and positive solutions for the 21st century environmental challenges.

The program began on June 23, 2012 and ends on July 28, 2012. The first three weeks took place in Hawai’i, fourth week in Boulder, Colorado, and the final week in Washington D.C.