Date: Thursday 5th November
Time: 12.00 - 15.00 Doha Time (GMT +3)
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 GBC
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
This event is run part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2020, go to www.qatarsustainabilityweek.com and register your pledge to make changes in your lifestyle for your health, wellbeing, economy, future, and the planet we live on