Hello, I am Mariam Zaqout, a PhD researcher at the School of Civil Engineering, interested in the political economy of financing sustainable sanitation services in low and middle-income countries.
During my role as Student Sustainability Architect, I will work with the Business School to integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the School’s curriculum. Such initiative is crucial since the world face many challenges to improve the lives of all while tackling the environmental challenges preventing sustainable development.
Since education has always played a leading role in tackling contemporary issues and shaping the global market, this project aims to equip the Business School students with sustainability knowledge to harness their business skills to solve sustainability challenges from both industry and research perspectives in their fields of interest.
I look forward to applying similar initiative across all the University’s schools since being sustainability literate promotes multidisciplinary collaboration and bridge the gap between the university graduates and the requirements of the global market to deliver these seventeen goals. And I believe it should also be a personal commitment from all of us as global citizens to engage with SDGs.