Inspired during the Mosaic International Summit, Zeena Al Towayya from Oman today joins the International Antarctic Expedition 2012.
Zeena is undertaking an adventure of a lifetime, as part of a team led by Robert Swan OBE, the first person in history to walk to both North and South Poles. The expedition will show the team the effects of climate change first hand, and highlight the imperative to take environmental sustainability seriously. Zeena first heard about this opportunity at the Mosaic International Summit 2011, where Robert Swan was a keynote speaker.
Zeena said ‘For me, personally, this journey will be worth a lifetime experience. It will be my first time to visit such an amazing place and explore it with professionals and scientists as well with team members from all around the globe.
My aim is to take this challenge to gain knowledge from its real source. I will pass this knowledge to others in Oman and wherever I can. I will also provide awareness presentations for schools, universities, and government and private sectors. I will involve youth in some workshops and practical events to make a real change no matter how small it might be.’
Zeena graduated from Caledonian College of Engineering in 2003 with Higher Diploma in Computer Engineering. Since then, she has worked as a System Analyst and Software Consultant; Marketing Executive before she went back to further study and graduated with BSc Honor degree in Computer Engineering in 2008. She then took up a position as Consulting Services Manager before deciding to take part in the expedition. Zeena is a longtime supporter of Mosaic’s work with young people.
The Mosaic International Summit 2011 took place in Qatar. It is part of Mosaic’s International Leadership Programme established three years ago. Participants on this programme are selected from 17 countries. Read more about the Mosaic International Summit 2011 and about Zeena’s expedition www.2041.com