Princess Lalla Hasna, Chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, met with the board of directors on Thursday to review the foundation’s future projects and progress since its launch in 2001.
Rabat – The board of directors congratulated Lalla Hasna on one of her most notable achievements this year, being appointed Ambassador of Goodwill by the heads of state and government at the 1st Summit of the Congo Basin and the Blue Fund in Brazzaville on April 29.
For her part, Lalla Hasna commended the foundation’s efforts to fully carry out programs such as the extension of the Eco-Schools program was extended to preschools, with the aim of making sustainable development education an integral part of kids’ education.
The meeting also touched upon updates of the foundation’s Air-Climate program which focuses on “Helping Morocco contribute to the mitigation of local air pollution and global warming; educating citizens, civil society, business and government about the impacts of greenhouse and climate change.”
Lalla Hasna launched several educational programs for sustainable development, coastal management, sustainable tourism, and a program to develop the Marrakech palm grove.
The princess also visited Japan in November to represent her foundation. While there, she earned the the Goi Peace International Award in Tokyo for her lifelong commitment to environmental protection, and an honorary doctorate from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.
The Goi Peace Foundation grants the award to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world in their fields.
The Goi Peace Foundation has awarded its international prize every year since 2000 to prominent figures such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Gates, Oscar Arias Sanchez, and environmentalist Lester Brown.
Education was the main driver behind Lalla Hasna’s visit to Japan. The princess met with Japanese Minister of Education Masahiko Shibayama. The pair discussed how to develop Morocco’s education, especially the learning materials and methods in Moroccan schools.