QGBC announces Qatar Sustainability Week 2018

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced that the third edition of its annual Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW) initiative will take place from October 27 to November 3.

QSW, held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, serves as a platform to promote the nation’s sustainability vision as well as engage the wider community in a range of sustainability-oriented activities.

The announcement of QSW 2018 is a continuation of the success of the initiative over the last two years. QSW 2016 saw more than 10,000 participants attend more than 100 events held in three Qatari cities.

Furthermore, QSW 2017 witnessed the participation of 108 government and private institutions with 210 activities, attracting more than 20,000 participants, in addition to a reach of 500,000 people with the support of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, and Vodafone.

The QSW 2018 introduction event, hosted by Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel, presented plans for QSW 2018 to more than 80 new organisations and community groups as well as previous participating partners.

The event showcased the achievements of the 2016 and 2017 QSW editions. Attendees got a chance to hear success stories from previous QSW partners, including Qatar University College of Business and Economics (CBE), Al Wakrah Municipality, among others. QGBC also shared many event ideas for the week of activities, as well as partnership opportunities.

Meshal al-Shamari, director of QGBC, said: “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 Wakrah Municipality, said: “We are very proud to be part of Qatar Sustainability Week for the third year.

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, associate professor of Marketing, Department of Managemnet & Marketing, CBE, added: “We’re looking forward to participating in this year’s Qatar Sustainability Week as part of Qatar University’s support to the concept of sustainability, which at the same time is part of Qatar National Vision 2030 that we all support.”

Source: Gulf Times