'Stewards of the Earth' & 'Pollinators of the Planet'
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About The Event
Interested in Islam and the environment? Want to know how you can get your family involved?
Know how important bees are? Ever wanted to become an amateur bee-keeper, or just attract more bees to your garden?
Come along to this double-bill of short talks with Q&A for World Wildlife Day with Dr Masood Yousef and Dr Nicola Bradbear.
About the speakers:
Masood Yousef is a science graduate and holds a Phd in Mass Spectrometry. He featured on BBC Wales News in 2008 in relation to research being conducted by Swansea University into breath-testing as an aid to the diagnosis of illness. A former Biochemistry Tutor at the College of Medicine in Swansea University, he is currently Technical Specialist for a multinational technology corporation business leader in environmental and human health.
An active environmentalist, Masood founded WELCOME (Welsh Environmental Link Creating Opportunities for Muslim Engagement) in 2004 and has used care for our collective environment as a common cause to bring people of different faith communities and others together. He has initiated environmental projects in co-operation with environmental groups and has worked to encourage Muslim communities to engage with mainstream organisations and bodies around this agenda.
In 2010, Masood received a Welsh Assembly Government Recognising Achievement Award for his work to promote understanding between faiths in Swansea and was invited to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in 2011.
Nicola Bradbear is an expert in apicultural development. Having worked at the International Bee Research Association and the Bee Research Unit of Cardiff University, Nicola founded Bees for Development in 1993.
Nicola works as Apiculture Advisor and Consultant to UN and other international organisations, and has worked in more than fifty countries of Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and Central and South America. She has instigated numerous apiculture development activities, including trade, policy, research and technical aspects of apiculture, feasibility studies, training and market analysis.
Nicola is elected President of Apimondia's Scientific Commission for Beekeeping for Rural Development. Nearer to home, Nicola is of course a beekeeper, as well as President of her local Gwent Beekeepers' Association.