Dubai, UAE, 8 December 2023 - Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) Climate and Environment Committee, joined world leaders in the High Level Ministerial Dialogue for Culture-based Climate Action, at the invitation of His Excellency Sheikh Salem bin Khalid Al Qassimi, UAE’s Minister of Culture and Youth, and His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed al Jaber, President of COP28 and UAE’s Special Envoy for Climate Change.
Prince Rahim also met with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE’s Minister for International Cooperation, Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, President of Bahrain’s Authority for Culture and Antiquities.
AKDN at COP28
AKDN is participating at COP28 to bring attention to vulnerable communities at the forefront of the climate crisis, especially around the themes of education, health, finance and resilience.
This week the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) helped launch three new initiatives at the summit. The Global Education Solutions Accelerator, in partnership with Dubai Cares, aims to fast track education transformation across 10 countries by working with a network of development and educational partners to make climate change an integral part of curricula.