Arab Innovation Forum On sustainable Development Goals


The AIFSDG aims to build an Arab network that will serve as a Think Tank in order to develop policies, strategies, and executive plans in the fields of water, energy and environment to achieve comprehensive economic development and effective management of these vital resources. The forum also strives to shed light on the latest state-of-the-art innovations and practices in these sectors that would improve and keep pace with the latest mechanisms of dealing with these resources in a sustainable manner. This would ultimately pave the way for alternative solutions in the Arab World. The forum will also work on building joint Arab databases and action plans amongst the member parties in the public as well as the private sectors, civil society organizations and international institutions in the fields of water, energy and environment in an attempt to contribute more effectively to managing and developing such scarce resources and finding innovative solutions in these areas.

Forum Components

A group of renowned experts, specialists and professors shall be the keynote speakers.
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Each panel discussion shall include 3-4 panelists representing academic institutions, public sectors and civil society organizations.

Showcasing the latest innovations, equipment, materials, posters and most advanced systems and technologies related to the water, energy, and environment sectors.

The summer school of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and humanities (AGYA) provides an interdisciplinary platform for cutting-edge research in material science connected to energy topics. Distinguished researchers and experts from Arab countries, Germany, USA and Europe will train and exchange with selected students on novel findings and future prospects related to new materials and energy technologies. In addition to their scientific insights, the trainers will speak about their ongoing broader engagement with the scientific community and strong advocacy for mentoring, outreach, and science communication.
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Our Partners

The Arab Open University (AOU) is a non-profit university. The inception of AOU is a personal initiative by Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, The AOU first phase was launched in October 2002 in three branches: Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan. Branches in Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were opened in 2003. Branches were opened in Oman in February 2008 and in Sudan in September 2013.

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) is the first bilateral young academy worldwide. It was founded in 2013. AGYA is the first bilateral young academy worldwide. The academy’s members and its alumni/alumnae are involved in building a community of trust that creates interregional competence networks to inspire a new kind of research practice on equal terms.

UNDP is based on the merging of the United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance, created in 1949, and the United Nations Special Fund, established in 1958. UNDP, as we know it now, was established in 1966 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization, established in 1980 by the initiative of His Royal Highness the late Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz and the support of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council. AGFUND aims at the roots of human development problems, targeting all segments of society without discrimination.


1- Launching of the Arab Water, Energy, and Environment Experts Network.
2- Sharing the expertise and knowledge of the participants in the forum.
3- Encouraging investment in emerging companies and new upcoming innovations and applications that contribute to serving different concerned sectors
4- Launching two Arab joint programs related to the water, energy, and environment sectors
5- Signing three cooperation agreements between the concerned parties.

Target Groups


Pioneering innovative corporations in fields related to water, energy, and the environment



International and Arab organizations and institutions


Universities, researchers, innovation centers