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Posted On: 3 November 2020 12:40 pm
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:40 am

Focus Day - World Green Building Council - Health and Wellbeing Framework MENA Launch

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Event Details:

Location: This event is online and registration is required.
Date: 5 November 2020 - 5 November 2020
Time: 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Phone: +97444540242
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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

Jordan GBC
Hind Hadidi, Green Academy Officer

Emirates GBC
Lora Shrake, Director

Qatar GBC
Hamoda Youssef, Head of Technical Affairs, Qatar GBC

Panel Discussion and Q&A

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