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This special live webinar will take place on 22 April at 18.00 Baku time on our Facebook page, and is delivered in partnership with the British Embassy in Baku and the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan.
Thursday 22 April 2021 -
18:00 to 19:30
Online event on Facebook LIVE

To mark the Earth Day in 2021, we are raising awareness about climate change, and calling everyone in Azerbaijan to action on climate. The webinar is jointly delivered by the British Council, the British Embassy in Baku, and the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan.

We will discuss why is it important for us to restore our earth and tackle climate change through government action, green energy, water treatment, and green tourism.

Our speakers:

Ambassador Janet Rogan

COP26 Regional Ambassador, FCDO

Janet was appointed as Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia in March 2021. She has wide policy, development and humanitarian experience across post-conflict and fragile states, and in bringing the principles of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the global Climate Change Agreements together for wider strategic goals, including COP26.

Ambassador Lee Litzenberger

U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Lee Litzenberger, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate January 2, 2019 as U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan. Ambassador Litzenberger served previously as Senior Advisor and Senior Bureau Official in the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. He also has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels (2014-2017), the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia (2010-2013), and the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2006-2009). He was the NATO Deputy Senior Civilian Representative in Kabul, Afghanistan (2013-2014).

Summer Xia

Director, British Council in Azerbaijan

Summer is the Country Director of the British Council in Azerbaijan and the Cultural Attaché at the British Embassy in Baku. He started his career at the British Council in 2004 when he joined the Education Marketing team in China. Since then he has worked in a variety of roles in the British Council global network including its headquarters in London. 

Medina Hajiyeva

Environmental Professional

Medina is an environmental professional with experience in lake rehabilitation, water/wastewater treatment and discharges to the Caspian, waste management and emissions control. She graduated with an MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering from University College London. She is currently the commissioning manager for electro chlorination unit for potable water disinfection.

Tural Maharramov

Environmental Professional

Tural is an active young professional who implements environmental awareness projects on single-use plastic reduction, climate change, promotion of the use of renewable energy technologies, waste management, etc. Tural holds a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham and is currently the Head of Environmental Department at SOCAR's Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery.

Javid Gara

Eco-Activist and Social Entrepreneur

Javid is an eco-activist and social entrepreneur who has pioneered the concept of eco-tourism in Azerbaijan. He is passionate about environmental issues, particularly combatting deforestation and habitat loss, and from 2018-19 studied Environmental Policy and Management at Bristol University as a Chevening scholar.

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