Dr. Al Madhoun is a Global Climate and Sustainability Leader, he is the founder of a global initiative “Global Ambassadors of Sustainability ” which has more than 13300 members from 130 countries. Dr Al Madhoun holds A fellowship on Sustainable Cities at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) and a PhD of Environmental Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has 18 years of working experience (teaching, training, research and consultancy), where he had assignments in Brunei, Canada, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Palestine, South Korea and USA and He was a Research Professor at University of Seoul, a visiting scholar at University of Windsor and he was a guest speaker at Harvard University, MIT and IIT. Dr Al Madhoun conducted several international training programs on Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Air Pollution and Environmental Assessment. He also was appointed as a consultant for projects funded by USAID and UNICEF. In terms of publications, he has more than 55 papers published at international peer reviewed journals and international conferences. He is also the Co Founder of Middle East SDG’s Academy. Expertise Area: -Sustainable and Resilient Cities -Climate Change -Air and Noise Pollution -Environmental Impact Assessment and – International Relations.
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Chairlady of the Sustainability Committee at Bank of Palestine, A transformational change leader. Expert in Management, Development and Education. Her areas of focus include performance management, sustainably, governance, Ethics of Science and Technology, strategic, planning, research , fundraising , and communication. Education and philanthropy are fields of highest experience
Graduated from the National School of Bridges and Roads (Ponts et Chaussées – Paris), Isam Shahrour is strongly involved in the research, higher education and partnership with the socio-economic sector. he was Vice President “Research and doctoral program” at the University Lille1 (2007 – 2012) and president of the Innovation Agency “Lille Metropole Technopole” for regional economic development via innovation. Currently, he is director of the Regional Research Laboratory “Civil and Geo-Environment Engineering – LGCgE” and head of the international master “Urban Engineering and Habitat.” He coordinates a large-scale Smart City demonstrator “SunRise). His research activity concerns Smart and sustainable Cities as well as Geotechnical and geo-environmental Engineering. He conducted an intensive research activity with industrial partnership. His activity resulted in about 100 refereed journal papers and supervised 60 PhD dissertations. He gave about 15 lectures on the smart city concept and implementation, including a TEDx talk.
The CEO and Co-Founder of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (USGCC), where we give businesses the triple bottom line advantage. Helping both established and emerging companies, the USGCC improves operational efficiency, implements environmentally sustainable practices, and taps into unexplored markets and opportunities.
He is Professor of Civil Engineering/Transportation at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. His areas of research interest/teaching are traffic control with focus on congested systems, sustainability in transport systems, and interactions between urban traffic operations and public health. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His academic and industry experience spans 27 years in transportation systems operations and planning with periods at Michigan State University, University of Kentucky, and the Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Worcester, Massachusetts, and in Urban-Champaign, Illinois.
Professional trouble-shooter and problem solver specialising in organisational culture and change management. A solid understanding of the delicate balance between organisational needs and those of people, a thorough knowledge of legal obligations, particularly those under financial and time constraints and a proven history of sustainable results from a background in strategic and operational planning. Extensive experience with local and international business, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and volunteer organisations (Search & Rescue/Emergency Medical).
Prof Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla Senior Fellow and Cluster Coordinator : Nature, Climate and Health at United Nations University – CRIS (UNU CRIS) Belgium Along with her programmatic role at UNU CRIS ,she also served as Adj Asso Professor at the School of Earth, Environment & Society McMaster University, Canada and guest Professor for at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia. A sustainability science specialist and a systems analyst with close to 22 years of work experience, she has led, coordinated, and implemented water focused projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Americas working with several international organizations in CGIAR, UNU, IUCN… and affiliates with Oxford University (UK) and Leibniz University (Germany) in various roles, mostly related to sustainability research, science-policy interfacing and mentoring young professionals. Served as the Chair of The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (UNEP), associates with UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) and similar global environmental governance agenda’s
Maryam Telmesani is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Saudi Arabian business conglomerate Al-Dabbagh Group (ADG), responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, implementation, and innovative solutions of sustainability across all of ADG’s business units.