Dr. Obeid, Chairperson and Professor at NFSC department, and Dr. Fares, Assistant professor at NFSC, were part of the of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action team that was supporting the UNDP's Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action, Lebanese athlete Michael Haddad. Mr. Haddad had completed a 100-meters dash, running upright—an unprecedented achievement for people with similar spinal cord injuries, causing them to be paralyzed from the chest down—as part of the opening ceremony of the Asian Youth Paralympic Games, hosted in the Bahrain (2-6 December).
To learn more about:
- the 100 m Dash event, please click here.
- the roundtable event, please click here or here.