The Sahara Forest Project

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Brading Dr. Patrick Brading is a Cultivation Coordinator for the Sahara Forest Project and holds a MSc and PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Essex and BSc in Zoology from the University of Nottingham. Dr. Brading has considerable international field experience. His research focuses on marine algal physiology and ecology, … Continue reading The Sahara Forest Project

Whale Shark Project

Presenter: Mohammed Al-Jaidah, Ministry of Environment Mr. Mohammed Al-Jaidah is a Colonel in the Qatar Air Force. For the past 7 years he was seconded to the Ministry of Environment as head of Environmental Protection Department. In his position as marine specialist he advised the Minister and directed many special research project, including the Qatar Whale … Continue reading Whale Shark Project

Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation Field Trip

A photographic journey of the Al Wabra Wildlife. Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation is located on a 2.5 square kilometer large area close to the town of Al Shahaniyah in central Qatar. All photos by Kai-Henrik Barth Photography.

Opportunities for the Sustainable Use of Camels in Qatar

Presenter:   Corby Elford, MFA Virginia Commonwealth University Corby Elford recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts in Design Studies at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy in Qatar. Corby promotes the use of unwanted and perceived low value resources which are readily available in Qatar, that would otherwise be wasted. ‘Opportunities for the Sustainable Use of the Camel in … Continue reading Opportunities for the Sustainable Use of Camels in Qatar

Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation: A Well Hidden Secret In Qatar

Presenter: Dr. Tim Bouts, Director, Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, as Dr. Tim Bouts describes, as a "well hidden secret in Qatar" partly due to its remote location as well as wildlife preservation and conservation efforts in Qatar are relatively obscure. Al Wabra, a 2.5 sq km conservation centre, started out as … Continue reading Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation: A Well Hidden Secret In Qatar

Sustainable Development Initiatives in the Construction Sector

Presenter: Sheikha Athba Bint Thamer Al-Thani, QDVC The building and construction sector is one of the key sectors for sustainable development, both in terms of the important benefits it contributes to society and the considerable negative impacts it may cause if appropriate considerations are not given to the entire life span of buildings. "Everyone has … Continue reading Sustainable Development Initiatives in the Construction Sector

Healing Ecologies and Building Sustainable Peace: From Buffer Zones to Pocket Parks

Presented by: Dr. Anna Grichting Assist Professor,  Qatar University Anna Grichting is a Swiss architect and urbanist and holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University, where she teaches Sustainable Urban and Landscape Design and Regeneration as well as … Continue reading Healing Ecologies and Building Sustainable Peace: From Buffer Zones to Pocket Parks

Recycling for a Sustainable Environment

Presenter: Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, Associate Professor, Qatar University and his students Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, is an architect, academic, and scholar. He received his Doctorate in Architecture from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 1990. He held several academic positions since 1990 in Egypt, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar. Dr. Mahgoub participated as an architecture … Continue reading Recycling for a Sustainable Environment

The Arab Recycling Initiative, The Big Tree Society and Tarsheed Qatar

The Arab Recycling Initiative and The Big Tree Initiative Presenter: Mark Sutcliffe, UNESCO Doha Mark Sutcliffe is a natural sciences project officer at UNESCO Doha since February 2008, and prior worked with a number NGOs. His work focuses on the creation, development, and sustainability of civil society networks. His talk will provide an update of … Continue reading The Arab Recycling Initiative, The Big Tree Society and Tarsheed Qatar

Hygienic Standards in Food Establishment

Presenter: Dr. Atef Kamel Head of Food Hygiene Department at the Ministry of Municipal and Urban Planning Dr. Atef Kamel heads the Food Hygiene Department at the Ministry of Municipal and Urban Planning in Qatar and is responsible for food control, hygiene and food-borne diseases. He received his PhD in Zoonotic Animal diseases between animals … Continue reading Hygienic Standards in Food Establishment