EI LIVE free webinar | Going Green – A Building’s Voice

Branch event
  • Middle East
  • Zoom details to be sent out prior to the webinar
  • 19-10-2020
  • 18:00 - 19:00

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The “Going Green – A Building’s Voice” workshop is focused on the importance of sustainable development through green building projects and energy efficiency solutions in line with international guidelines and leading practices.

This workshop will provide you with an overview of green buildings and sustainable development from the lens of a young female leader and entrepreneur. Join this session to learn more about the unique challenges of running a green buildings business and the skills required to grow further in this sector.

The 45 minute session will discuss the following topics:

  1. Overview of green buildings and future trends
  2. International guidelines and leading practices
  3. Challenges, growth opportunities and lessons learnt
  4. What are the top skills required to grow as a Green Buildings Specialist?
  5. Q&A

This workshop is part of a series of virtual workshops run by the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Energy Institute’s Middle East branch to support young professionals in developing the right skills and competencies to keep up with the demands of tomorrow.


Basima Abdulrahman - Founder & CEO of KESK

Basima is an accredited green building professional with over twelve years of diverse experience focused on sustainable development. Her core expertise is in green building assessment tools and amplified strategies that lead to enhanced building performance.

She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the first company established to introduce the concept of green design and construction to Iraq called KESK. Her aim is to make sure that current development should not harm the interests of future generations through the integration of the triple bottom line concept; people, planet and profit.

Her vision is to make Iraqi cities more sustainable, inclusive and economically productive through making buildings and infrastructures healthy, environmentally responsible, and resource efficient. Basima is a World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member and Cultural Leader; TEDx speaker; and Climate Trailblazer.

She was selected to co-chair the 2019 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos alongside the CEO of Microsoft and the President of the World Bank. Featured on TIME’s magazine, Inhabitat, Forbes, WEF Agenda, Real Leaders magazine, and other platforms for leading the green building work in Iraq. Basima holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals who are interested in:

• Green buildings and sustainable development practices in the built environment.
• Climate change and sustainability.
• Pursuing personal and professional development.
• Developing their professional network in the Middle East.
• Learning about how the Energy Institute YPN can help in their career progression.

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