The Health and Wellbeing Framework is WorldGBC's global project to
support GBCs and their members to increase the demand and supply of
green buildings which are supportive of the health, wellbeing and
productivity of the people within them.
The fundamental project aim is proving green, sustainable buildings are
better places for people as a way of engaging our audience towards
demanding and creating a sustainable built environment.
This global project will accelerate a sustainable built environment by
proving and supporting its benefits for people, particularly in relation
to health and wellbeing. We recognize a number of important
stakeholders with the power to exert major influence to swell the green
building movement. We identify that industry (including both built
environment and wider industry) as well as general public, academic
experts, policy makers and many other bodies are key pillars for
generating the large-scale change, and each have a role to play in order
to achieve our goals.
As members of The WorldGBC, GBCs across the MENA region promote human
comfort and wellbeing as an integral component of a green, sustainable
built environment. Consequently the improved health, wellbeing and
productivity of its occupants can be considered co-benefits of a
sustainable building. As a building-focused organisation, we focus on
features related to the building environment by promoting wellbeing as a
component of a holistic approach to sustainability.
The GBCs in Emirates, Jordan and Qatar have been part of the steering committee of the Health and Wellbeing Framework development and are jointly with the MENA Network running the regional launch of the framework. Qatar GBC will be hosting the virtual event that will highlight the ongoing efforts among the regional stakeholders in promoting the health and wellbeing agenda as a key driver to the wider sustainability and climate actions.
12:00 – 12:40 Opening Session
Host welcome note
Meshal Al Shamari, Director Qatar GB
WorldGBC welcome note
Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
“Health and Wellbeing Framework” overview
Catriona Brady, Head of Better Places for People
MENA Regional problem statement
Khaled Bushnaq, Chair of MENA Regional Network, WorldGBC
12:40 – 12:50 Break
12:50 – 14:00 Panel 1: Regional collaboration
Moderator: M. Asfour, Head, MENA & Africa Regional Networks, WorldGBC
WHO Regional Office
Dr. Samar Elfeky, Regional Focal Point for Community-based Initiatives and Health of Older Population
UN Habitat Regional Office
Dr. Erfan Ali, Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), UN-Habitat
World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)
Sultana Afdhal, CEO
Panel Discussion and Q&A
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:20 Panel 2: Regional examples / potentials
Moderator: Catriona Brady, Head of Better Places for People
Hind Hadidi, Green Academy Officer
Lora Shrake, Director
Hamoda Youssef, Head of Technical Affairs, Qatar GBC
Panel Discussion and Q&A
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