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Dignity and Innovation – Strategies for a Sustainable Future, with a Special Focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Water

September 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+2

In collaboration with the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) and its World Dignity University initiative, Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development is pleased to host the 31st Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies from 21st – 24th September 2018. This year the conference will be held under the title “Dignity and Innovation – Strategies for a Sustainable Future, with a Special Focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Water.” The conference aims at encouraging collaboration, sharing achievements, and exchanging views on challenges to promoting dignity.

The conference’s main goal is to cultivate a unique learning environment, enriched by the diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of all participants. That is why the conference has been convened in many notable locations around the world since 2003, including in Europe (Paris, Berlin, Oslo, and Dubrovnik), Costa Rica, China, India, Hawai’i, Turkey, New Zealand, South Africa, Rwanda, Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.

31st Annual Conference of Human Dignity: 21st – 23rd September, 2018

Location: Ecovillage, Belbeis, Ard El-Katiba, Galvina – SEKEM, El Sharkia (1 hour from Cairo airport).

Participants will be joined together as a collaborative community to explore the urgent need for dignity and innovation for a sustainable future with respect to agriculture and water.

    “KARAMA – Dignity is a result of love coming from peace like water comes from a water spring”

Public Event at Heliopolis University: Monday 24th September, 9:30 – 14:00

Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture, and Food Security in relation to Human Dignity

Location: Ibn Rushd Hall, Heliopolis University


9:30 – 10:00


Welcome and visit to the arts exhibition and experience


10:00 – 10:15

Opening and Welcome Address, Helmy Abouleish (Chair of the Board of Trustees, Heliopolis University)

10:15 – 10:30

Welcome Address, Ragnhild Nilsen (SEKEM Scandinavia) and Evelin Lindner (World Dignity University)

10:30 – 10:45

Introduction to the Open Space Methodology, Mohamed Anwar (Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Heliopolis University)

10:45 – 11:30

Open Space Process, facilitated by Dr. Omar Ramzy, Director of Centre of Education for Sustainable Development

11:30 – 13:00


Groups Gathering


13:00 –14:00




14:00 – 14:30


Active Interaction


14:30 – 15:30


Groups Presentation

About Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS)

Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies is a diverse transdisciplinary network of scholars, researchers, educators, practitioners, creative artists, and others, all devoted to building human dignity, locally and globally. It currently consists of around 1,000 personally invited members from all continents, with more than 7,000 friends. All efforts are a collaborative labor of love and maintained entirely by volunteers who give their time and energy as a gift.

About World Dignity University initiative (WDUi)

In 2011, HumanDHS launched the World Dignity University initiative. It is an invitation to all educators and learners who are interested in dignity to contribute with their gifts.


September 24, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+2
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Ibn Rushd Hall
Business and Economics Building, First Floor Egypt + Google Map
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