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Omani Scientist Rumaitha al Busaidi Joins BBC 100 Women 2023 List

Rumaitha al Busaidy was recognized among the BBC 100 Women for climate advocacy and gender empowerment.

  • Publish date: Friday، 24 November 2023 Last update: Saturday، 25 November 2023
Omani Scientist Rumaitha al Busaidi Joins BBC 100 Women 2023 List

Rumaitha al Busaidi, an Omani marine scientist and advocate for gender equity and environmental stewardship, has been featured among the distinguished BBC 100 Women list. Her inclusion in this global recognition, alongside influential personalities like Michelle Obama and Amal Clooney, celebrates the impactful contributions of women worldwide.

BBC 100 Women Announcement

The BBC 100 Women list honors remarkable women from diverse backgrounds and accomplishments. The announcement introduces a season of unique content, including a forthcoming discussion on combatting child marriage featuring Michelle Obama, Amal Clooney, and Melinda French Gates, set to air on BBC News on November 25.

Rumaitha al Busaidi's Contributions

At the core of Rumaitha's recognition lies her TED Talk titled "Women and Girls, You Are Part of the Climate Solution," viewed by millions, showcasing her advocacy for Arab women's rights. Her expertise has positioned her on prestigious councils such as the Arab Youth Council for Climate Change and the Environment Society of Oman.

Omani Scientist Rumaitha al Busaidi Joins BBC 100 Women 2023 List

Achievements and Impact

Rumaitha's impact extends globally, advising the Biden administration on climate-focused foreign aid and Greenland's government on sustainable tourism. Her groundbreaking expeditions to the South Pole, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Damavand, coupled with her WomeX initiative empowering Arab women in business negotiation skills, underline her multifaceted contributions.

Criteria and Selection Process

The BBC 100 Women initiative conducts careful research and nominations from its global network to compile a list of influential women shaping headlines and making significant societal impacts. Specifically focused on climate change and its disproportionate effects on women, the list emphasizes 28 Climate Pioneers and environmental leaders.

Omani Scientist Rumaitha al Busaidi Joins BBC 100 Women 2023 List

Recognition for Impactful Stories

Each individual on the BBC 100 Women list, including Rumaitha al Busaidi, was chosen based on their remarkable stories, significant achievements, and profound societal influence, aligning with the theme of climate change and their dedication to empowering women and girls. The final selections ensured regional representation and impartiality, with all women giving their consent to be included.