Manahel Thabet Appointed as a special enjoy by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

Manahel Thabet Appointed as a special enjoy by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

08 Feb 2024

TAKREEM Foundation Outstanding Arab Woman laureate of 2022 was appointed among three eminent leaders as special envoys by the Commonwealth Secretary-General. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, has announced the appointment of three eminent leaders as her special envoys. Their roles will include championing the Commonwealth’s values and principles around the world. Working with the Commonwealth Secretariat and key partners, each envoy will be responsible for supporting the 56 member countries on a key issue that is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Renowned scientist, Professor Manahel Thabet, has been appointed as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Science and Technology. She brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of harnessing technology to boost progress on SDGs, especially on targets related to technology, research and innovation. Professor Thabet is frequently ranked among the people with the highest IQs. Among other accolades, she was named one of the brightest minds of 2023 by the London Journal and was awarded by the World Genius Directory as the Genius of the Year for Asia in 2013. Ambassador Amina Mohamed, former Kenyan cabinet secretary, takes on the role of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Sport, Enterprise and Development. In her role, she will provide strategic directions to mobilise support and rally leadership for SDG targets related to sport, development and economic growth. Ms Mohamed will also contribute to various Commonwealth gatherings focused on sport, including ministerial meetings. Professor Dame Carol Black, Chair of the British Library and Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better, assumes the role of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ageing Well. Drawing on decades of experience, she will offer guidance to countries and partners on safeguarding and promoting the rights of older people in the implementation of SDGs. Earlier this month, Professor Dame Carol Black was awarded the Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the New Year’s Honours List 2024. She is the first female doctor to be made a Dame Grand Cross and one of fewer than 80 women to receive this honour. TAKREEM Foundation Outstanding Arab Woman laureate of 2022 was appointed among three eminent leaders as special envoys by the Commonwealth Secretary-General. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, has announced the appointment of three eminent leaders as her special envoys. Their roles will include championing the Commonwealth’s values and principles around the world. Working with the Commonwealth Secretariat and key partners, each envoy will be responsible for supporting the 56 member countries on a key issue that is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Renowned scientist, Professor Manahel Thabet, has been appointed as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Science and Technology. She brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of harnessing technology to boost progress on SDGs, especially on targets related to technology, research and innovation. Professor Thabet is frequently ranked among the people with the highest IQs. Among other accolades, she was named one of the brightest minds of 2023 by the London Journal and was awarded by the World Genius Directory as the Genius of the Year for Asia in 2013. Ambassador Amina Mohamed, former Kenyan cabinet secretary, takes on the role of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Sport, Enterprise and Development. In her role, she will provide strategic directions to mobilise support and rally leadership for SDG targets related to sport, development and economic growth. Ms Mohamed will also contribute to various Commonwealth gatherings focused on sport, including ministerial meetings. Professor Dame Carol Black, Chair of the British Library and Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better, assumes the role of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ageing Well. Drawing on decades of experience, she will offer guidance to countries and partners on safeguarding and promoting the rights of older people in the implementation of SDGs. Earlier this month, Professor Dame Carol Black was awarded the Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the New Year’s Honours List 2024. She is the first female doctor to be made a Dame Grand Cross and one of fewer than 80 women to receive this honour. 

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