2016 Programme

Day 1

Time Session Speakers
08:00 – 09:00 Registration & networking
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome & Introductory Remarks Dr. Iyad Abumoghli, Regional Director and Representative UN Environment Office for West Asia

 

09:10 – 09:20 Opening speech by H.E. Essam Bin Abdulla Khalaf

 

Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning

 

09:20 – 09:35 Keynote Presentation: “Cities driving Sustainability: Efficiency and Resilience” Dr. Arab Hoballah, Chief Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry, UN Environment

 

09:35 – 09:45 Provisions Towards Smart Cities Mike Standford, Chief Marketing Officer

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco)

09:45 – 10:00 Awards Ceremony
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee & Networking Break
10:30 – 10:50 Success Stories  ( first Green Public School in Bahrain ) Eng. Mohamed Duabis, Building Projects Directorate

Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning

11:00 – 11:15  

Sustainable Energy and Environment

 

Urban Minings

 

 

Dr. Hossam Allam, Strategic Concerns Programme Regional Manager

Center for Environment & Development for Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)

 

 

 

11:15 – 11:35

 

 

11:35 – 11:55

Smart Urbanism

 

Developing Sustainable Cities in Bahrain

 

 

Urban Management & Sustainability- Potentials & Challenges

 

Eng. Amina Al Obaidli & Sh. Ali Al Khalifa

General Directorate of Urban Planning

Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning

 

Dr. Suhail AlMasri , Director Design

Gulf House Engineering

 

12:00 – 12:30 Prayer Break
12:30- 12:50 Greening the Environment

An integrated approach to sustainable development

 

Dr. Khalid Z. EL Adli, Vice President, International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)

13:00– 13:40 Panel discussion Dr. Arab Hoballah, Chief Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry, UN Environment

 

Dr. Khalid Z. EL Adli, Vice President, International Society of City and Regional Planners

 

Dr. Hossam Allam, Strategic Concerns Programme Regional Manager

Center for Environment & Development for Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)

 

13:45 – 15:00 Lunch and networking

Day 2

Time Session Speakers
09:00 – 09:30 Networking Session
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome & Introductory Remarks Mr. Fareed Busherhi, Regional Resource Efficiency Officer UN Environment Office for West Asia

 

09:45 – 10:10 Key note speech

Urban Observatory and Strategic role in the Sustainable Development

Eng. Mohammed Al Khozaei

Chairman of the Capital Board Secretariat

 

10:15 – 10:35  

Water Management in Sustainable Cities, the Case of the GCC countries

Prof. Waleed Zubari,  Coordinator of the Water Resources Management Program

Coordinator  UNU Water Learning Center for the Arab Region

 

10:35 – 10:45 Coffee & Networking Break
10:45 – 11:00 Urban Agriculture and Waste Management Mr. Didier Vancutsem, Secretary General International Society of City and Regional Planners

 

 

11:00 – 11:15

 

 

11:15 – 11:30

 

Smart Cities

 

 

Digital ROADS to Smart Cities

 

Bahrain Economic Development Board

 

 

Mr. Safder Nazir, Regional Vice President IoT & Industry Solutions

Huawei Technologies

11:30 – 12:00 Prayer Break
 

12:00 – 12:15

 

 

12:15 – 12:30

Smart Cities

Lusail Smart City Development from theory to Implementation

 

Cities of GCC in post hydrocarbon era: challenges and opportunities

 

Mr. Hussain Naimi

Consultant – Smart City

 

Dr. Ahmed O. El-kholei

Arabian Gulf University

12:30- 12:45 Food Waste & Sustainability Ms. Leena Al Olaimy

Cofounder & Managing Director,

3BL Associates, presenting on behalf of Feed the Need

12:50– 13:30 Panel Discussion Dr. Arab Hoballah, Chief Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry, UN Environment

 

Dr. Khalid Z. EL Adli, Vice President, International Society of City and Regional Planners

 

Dr. Hossam Allam, Strategic Concerns Programme Regional Manager

Center for Environment & Development for Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)

 

13:30– 13:40 Forum Closing Session
13:45 – 15:00 Lunch and networking