Sadiq Mobeen from south campus department of Applied Psychology has been selected for the 2016 World Student Environmental Network’s (WSEN’s) 9th annual Global Summit: ‘Sustainability Together’. The summit will be jointly hosted by the University of Sussex and the Keele University in the United Kingdom between 24th and 30th July, 2016. The summit will end at Keele University, North Staffordshire on Friday .
The World Student Environmental Network (WSEN), formerly ISEN (International Student Environmental Network), was established in 2008, as a joint decision of students from around the world at the first World Student Environmental Summit (WSES) in Kyoto, Japan. The founding purpose of the WSEN was a need for an international student network that could facilitate information sharing and cooperation between them for the creation of global solutions to climate change and common efforts towards a sustainable society.
Based on the significant work of student volunteers from around the planet, the WSEN has been alive for the past 6 years through its online platforms and especially its energising student-led annual event, the WSEN Global Summit (known till 2013 as World Student Environmental Summit – WSES). Organised each year by students for students at a different university in a different country, this Summit represents so far the core activity and impact of the WSEN.
Each time, supported by the International Committee (previous Summit organisers and volunteers and representatives of the General Assemblies), the local student organisers welcome for a week, delegations of students from 30 to 40 universities of the WSEN network, to discuss thoroughly and plan local sustainability projects at universities and beyond .
This year, around 65 countries are participating all around the world; and from India, Integral University, Lucknow , Aligarh Muslim University , Indian Institute of Management Culcutta, and now, owing to Sadiq, Delhi University has also made it to the prestigious summit. Sadiq Mobeen says, “For the selection process, we have to first mail to the organizers. After this, they would ask about a Professor’s recommendation and then they send details to the recommending Professor. Next, we have to write 5 essays about our work in the University and then, finally, a Skype interview.”
Excited regarding the prospects of the summit, he adds, “I am going to present a presentation on the topic sustainability regarding my awareness of the slum areas near the South Campus, and how environmental psychology would help in maintaining the sustainability.