About Us

Dr Wesam Al Madhoun Founder and CEO
Dr. Al Madhoun is the founder of the international non profit Network “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 20 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 60 papers published at international peer reviewed journals and international conferences. He is also the Co Founder of Middle East SDG’s Academy.

International Advisory Board

Dr Aiman Jameel Albarakati
Saudi Arabia
Professor Aiman Jameel Albarakati is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. He is skilled in Management, Quality Assurance, Engineering Management, Graph Theory, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Strong education professional with a Doctorate of Philosophy focused on Computational Science and Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Ms. Maryam Telmesani
Saudi Arabia
Proactive, dynamic sustainability professional with over 13 years’ expertise in sustainable strategy development, strategic communications, change management, consulting, design development and project management across the academic, land development, sustainability and fashion sector. Experienced CSO and sustainability consultant. Appointed Chair board of the UN Global Compact Local Network Saudi Arabia & Advisory board member of both Earth Academy and Global Ambassadors of Sustainability. Featured in sustainability events including 6th meeting of Saudi Sustainability Club, innov8rs, Women In Innovation. Holds an EMBA from HULT International Business School alongside numerous sustainability certificates from ISSP & Cambridge Judge Business School.
Prof.Isam Shahrour
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.
Dr. Tafeeda Jarbawi
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
Ms. Michelle Thatcher United States of America
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.
Prof. Ghassan AbuLebdeh United Arab Emirates
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.
Prof Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla Belgium
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
Mr. Charles Davies
New Zealand
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).
Eng. Iqbal Hamad
Eng. Iqbal Hamad a head of mission at SWEDO, is an agriculture engineer with two master’s degrees in Horticulture and Field Crops and Urban Management and Development (Sustainable Environment and Climate Change/ Water Governance). With more than 13 years of experience in the NGOs field and supervising projects funded by international Agencies. Iqbal has multiple experiences in agriculture and Water Management, Women and Youth Empowerment, Gender, SRHR, Governance, Cash subsidies, and research projects. Iqbal is directing and leading the Women’s Empowerment and Gender Program at an NGO.