Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), is once again hosting another edition of the annual Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW), from 27 October until 3 November, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
The week-long initiative, which is now in its 3rd edition, will host numerous sustainability events across the country to promote the nation’s sustainability vision as well as engage the wider community in a range of sustainability-oriented activities.
QSW 2018 is a continuation of an initiative started two years ago. The very first QSW, which was held in 2016, saw more than 10,000 participants in more than 100 events held in three Qatari cities. The 2017 edition meanwhile, witnessed the participation of 108 government and private institutions in 210 activities, attracting more than 20,000 participants, in addition to a reach of 500,000 people, with support from the public and private sector.
QSW 2018 held an introduction event at Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel, where plans were presented to more than 80 new organisations and community groups. The event also showcased the achievements of the 2016 and 2017 QSW editions. Attendees also got the chance to hear success stories from previous QSW partners Qatar University School of Business and Economics, and Al Wakra Municipality. QGBC also shared many event ideas and partnership opportunities.
Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director of QGBC, said they are delighted to announce this year’s edition of Qatar Sustainability Week.
QGBC has made tremendous strides in advancing Qatar’s sustainable development goals, and the running of Qatar Sustainability Week for the last two years is a notable achievement for QGBC and a significant nationwide event. This initiative plays a crucial role in raising awareness among the wider community, while showcasing the progress Qatar has made in the areas of sustainability and green buildings.’
Mansour Ajran Al Buainain, Director of Al Wakra Municipality said that they are very proud to be part of Qatar Sustainability Week, third year in a row.
This initiative truly encourages the people of Qatar to participate and do more towards helping the community and I look forward to this partnership and supporting QGBC towards a sustainable future.’
Dr Dalia Abdelrahman Farrag from Qatar University also shared that they have been collaborating with QGBC over the past two years, spreading awareness about sustainability among students and the whole university through seminars, workshops and sustainability awareness activities.
To learn more about the 3rd Annual Qatar Sustainability Week 2018, visit qatarsustainabilityweek.com.