Sumood Abdulhadi (Yemen) and Mostafa Sherif (Egypt) volunteered as research assistants on a project named Young People, Climate Change and
Mental Health, which is focused on addressing eco-anxiety and the mental health consequences of climate change. The project was led by Kate Ellis, assistant professor at AUC’s Department of Psychology. To measure the eco-anxiety of climate change among youth, Abdulhadi and Sherif collected data from four Egyptian cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Assiut and El Quseir.
“The experience was of a multidisciplinary approach, new and rich. Also, I have been exposed to the opinions of 61 youth about climate change from different governorates in Egypt,” commented Abdulhadi.