Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am CDT.
In European policy-making, cities are considered to have huge transformative power. How applicable is this in the Middle East and North Africa? And how can we help strengthen the impact of green and clean initiatives in big cities?
We will discuss this, and more, with two great speakers:
Karim Elgendy is a sustainability consultant and an architect based in London, with extensive experience practicing design and sustainability in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East. Over the past two decades, he has helped create sustainable buildings and urban environments across four continents. Karim is an Associate at Dar and an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Karim is also the Founder and Coordinator of Carboun, an advocacy initiative promoting sustainability in Middle East cities, and edits its online publication, the Carboun Journal. He is the recipient of the 2013 Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award by the World Green Building Council.
Sonja Spruit is an architect specialized in affordable housing and social infrastructure. Since 2008 she is based in Cairo. She has many years of experience advising internationally on urban planning and upgrading, social infrastructure (with an emphasis on school design), affordable housing and housing policy, and energy-efficient and climate/earthquake-resilient design. As an advisor, she worked in over 20 nations in Asia, Africa, The Middle East (Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia), and Central America and had projects realized in various countries including Vietnam, China, Ethiopia, and Palestine.
Date & time: Tuesday 25 May 4-5PM (Rabat), 5-6PM (Cairo/Amsterdam), 6-7PM (Beirut)
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We hope to see you on the 25th!
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