Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) announced the Second Edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW), a week-long event held under the patronage of His Excellency, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, from 28 October—4 November.

Qatar Sustainability Week is designed to actively engage Qatar’s public and private sector organisations in a wide range of sustainability-oriented activities. The event aims to foster a culture of sustainability among residents and visitors, as well as promote engagement from members of the community. This is in line with ultimately achieving the global sustainability goals outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Announcing QSW 2017 at the press conference was Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development; Ali Al Kuwari, Chief Officer of Design and Delivery at Msheireb Properties, and Platinum Sponsor of QSW; Rashed Al Nasa’a, Senior Sustainability Consultant of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) and QGBC Conference Sponsor; Mustafa Dafer Hallawa, General Manager, Roots Energy & Engineering Services of Tadmur Holding and Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017 Sponsor; Micheal Javier, Head of Operations, Atelier 101, Technology Sponsor; Tracey Kohinga, Managing Director, Intelligence Qatar, Knowledge Sponsor; Asterios Chalkias, Strategic Planning Director, Frame Qatar, Report Sponsor; and Hamad Al Hammadi, Head of Government Relations, Vodafone Qatar, Communications Partner.

QGBC Director Engineer Meshal Al Shamari said they look forward to welcoming a wide range of stakeholders who will showcase activities that contribute towards the country’s environmental protection and sustainable development goals. He added that they are anticipating a very successful week and even invited organisations to register with QGBC.

Managing Partner at Atelier 101 (A101) Charles Vincent spoke of their participation in QSW as a technology sponsor.

The world is driven by change enabling new opportunities and new challenges. As we believe in innovation, A101 brings the benefits of technology to businesses of all sizes that wish to perform and operate in a more efficient and sustainable way, embracing transformation and servicing a better tomorrow.’

Intelligence Qatar Managing Director Tracey Kohinga is very proud to be a Knowledge sponsor. She said that by understanding attitudes and perceptions towards sustainability, effective strategies can be developed to achieve greater sustainability in all aspects of life. She said that this is critical to success, both as an individual and as a nation.

Frame Communications, another one of the sponsors, said they believe in sustainable and practical living. When they were approached by the organisers, according to their Strategic Planning Director Asterios Chalkias, they were quite ‘keen’ to design the QSW report.

The designs that we have produced for the initiative reflect both our commitment to the community we live and work in. We are proud to be associated with an event that not only promotes green, sustainable lifestyles, but also enhances the growth and development of Qatar.’

Vodafone Qatar Head of Government Relations Hamad Al Hammadi said that they too, are proud to support QSW. He said that ICT plays a crucial role in achieving sustainable living and improving livelihoods, and that this belief drives them to ‘deepen their understanding of sustainability and its impact on Qatar’s future.

The week-long QSW event will host a number of activities, including a bridge building competition, a photography competition, a beach and desert clean-up, and the renowned Qatar Green Building Conference and Qatar Sustainability Awards.

To join or register for Qatar Sustainability Week 2017, visit qatarsustainabilityweek.com/outreach/qsw

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