NIHR Organizes a Workshop on Green Information and Communication Technology in Cooperation with the Supreme Council for Environment
The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), in cooperation with The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), organized a workshop entitled “Green Information and Communication Technology” (ICT), which was attended by a number of public and private sector employees, members of civil society organizations and public and private universities, through visual communication technology, in line with the precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), by avoiding mixing, gatherings and meetings and ensuring social distancing.
Mrs. Manal AlEid, Chief of Information & Communications Technology Department at the Supreme Council for Environment, presented a worksheet on green information and communication technology and the efforts of the Supreme Council for Environment in this field, which defined the concept of green communication and its role in achieving sustainable development, and reviewed the most important initiatives of the Supreme Council for Environment and the achievements of the Kingdom of Bahrain in this field. In addition, Dr. Abdelmenam Mohamed Hassan, Regional Coordinator for Science, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for West Asia Office, presented a worksheet entitled: The Legal Basis and International Mechanisms for the Protection of Environment, in which he defined the legal basis and international mechanisms for the protection of environment in the area of green information and communication technology, and reviewed international environmental conventions and agreements.
This event falls within the NIHR strategy and action plan, especially the first Strategic Goal on Environmental Impact on Human Rights, to strengthen community partnership in the area of green information and communication technology and introduce the most important international laws and instruments concerned with the protection of the environment in the area of green information and communication technology (ICT).