The second collaboration between UI GreenMetric and Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan for the International Sustainability Leadership Meeting (ISLM) took place on November 24-25, 2023. Drawing in 70 students from 19 universities, included: Azerbaijan Architecture and Construction University; Bukhara Engineering Technological Institute; Bukhara State University; Universitas Diponegoro; Universitas Indonesia; ESPOCH; UIN Raden Intan Lampung; International University of Business Agriculture and Technology; Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute; King Saudi bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences; M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University; Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute; Quad-i-Azam University; Tashkent Institute of Finance; Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology (TICT); Tashkent State Transport University; Tashkent State University of Law; University of Pecs; Uzbekistan State World Languages University, across 8 countries, included: Azerbaijan; Uzbekistan; Bangladesh; Ecuador; Indonesia; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; Kazakhstan; Hungary.
This event marked the pinnacle of UI GreenMetric's thematic priority—Creating Global Sustainability Leaders. Our collective aim is to strengthen the leadership capabilities of faculties, administrators, and students worldwide.
The event commenced seamlessly with a welcoming party for arriving students in the vibrant city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. This agenda provided students with the opportunity to introduce themselves and foster connections. The following day marked the initiation of the main agenda, shining a light on sustainability leadership. Distinguished speakers, including Prof. O. Kh. Khamidov (Rector of Bukhara State University), Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric) who attend online, and and H.E. Prof. Dr. H. Sunaryo Kartadinata, M. Pd., Indonesian Ambassador for Uzbekistan, set the tone for the event.
Prof. O. Kh. Khamidov
Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari
H.E. Prof. Dr. H. Sunaryo Kartadinata, M. Pd.
This event presenting various international keynote speakers included: PhD, Associate Professor Y.D. Xolov (Head of the Department of Ecology and Geography, BSU); S. Usmonov (Deputy Head of the Department of Ecology of Environmental Protection, and Climate Change of Bukhara Region); Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A. (Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric); Dr. Slawomir Wroblewski (Deputy Rector of International Agriculture University); PhD, Associate Professor Z.S. Nurov (Head of the Department of Quality Assurance in Education, BSU); Muhammad Umar Aslam (Educationist, Youth Activist CBD IMPS).
The first day concluded with a focus group discussion, highlighting each student's exemplary experiences in addressing sustainability issues. In this meeting, students are encouraged not just to discuss sustainability in theory but to roll up their sleeves and immerse themselves in practical applications.
Token of Reward after Focus Group Discussion
The second day was brimming with outdoor activities, including recycling efforts at the Bukhara State University cluster, field actions at Jayran complex, and an insightful city tour.
We hope that this event will transcends the traditional boundaries of academic conferences, evolving into a dynamic space where ideas evolve into action. This will be a stepping stone towards creating a generation of sustainability leaders who not only understand the theoretical frameworks but are also equipped with the practical skills and motivation to drive tangible change on a local and global scale.
Live streaming on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/live/i_LP0GTjilQ?si=1b1zHlz3hTIqBKAO
Link for documentation: https://bit.ly/ISLM2023-Documentation