Currently half of the world’s population is living in cities and urban areas, and the number is projected to increase to seventy percent by the middle of the 21st century. With climate change and natural disasters posing new challenges, there is a growing market for smart, sustainable, and resilient urban infrastructure planning and development. Information and communication technology companies are cooperating with city administrations for improvements in such areas as transportation, clean drinking water, water use, safe cities, location of social services, energy efficiency, green buildings and waste management.

In realization of the similar challenges faced by the OIC Member States, COMSTECH is organizing a 2-day workshop, on 28-29 January 2020, on sustainable urbanization. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together academic and industry experts, company executives, and developers from OIC Countries to discuss how policies, technology, and best practices can trigger transformations towards smarter cities. This will help in improving the well-being of citizens, and ultimately contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Resource persons for the workshop would be experts in various areas of Urban & Regional Planning, Infrastructure Management, Sustainable Transport and Environmental Management.

The major workshop themes are planned as follows:

  1. Affordable and Sustainable Transport
  2. Urban Infrastructure Management
  3. Affordable Housing/Green Buildings
  4. Supply of Potable Water
  5. Waste Management
  6. Challenges & Emerging Opportunities
  7. Role of Local Governments
  8. Environmental Impacts/ Air Quality

Target Audience:

  • Scientists, Engineers, Environmentalists and Technology Developers
  • Policy Makers and Regulators
  • Senior Managers from Municipal Corporations
  • Experts from Academia & Industry
  • Entrepreneurs, Vendors  and NGO’s
  • Financial Institutions / Urban Infrastructure Developers

Resource Persons:

Leading national & international experts with experience in technology development, urban & regional planning, policy frameworks will conduct the workshop.

Invited Organizations:

World Green Building Council

Qatar Green Building Council

Masdar Institute, UAE

Regional Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (RCREE), Egypt

IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency, UAE

Regional Environment Center for Central Asia (CARECECO), Kazakhstan

Housing & Building National Research Center, Egypt

Travel & Local Hospitality:

COMSTECH will provide accommodation and meals for selected participants from OIC member states, and for those residing outside the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Travel grants are not available. Airport pick- and- drop service on arrival and departure will be provided to all participants upon prior information.

Registration Process:

Step 1: Download application form from http://comstech.org/docs/sustainablecities-2020.docx

Step 2: Read instructions in the application form carefully and submit properly filled form along with your CV to hanifa@comstech.org . Foreign participants must submit scanned copy of first three pages of their passport along with the application form.

Step 3: Selected candidates will be notified through email hence, applicants are required to regularly check their emails.

Workshop Coordinators

Hanifa Beg Syed Muhammad Shaharyar
Programme Manager, COMSTECH Programme Officer, COMSTECH
Tel: +92-51-9220681-3 Fax: +92-51-9205264, +92-51-9220265
Email: hanifa@comstech.org Email: shaharyar@comstech.org

Technical Committee

Dr. S. Khurshid Hasanain (Advisor COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad)
Muhammad Haris Akram (Programme Manager, COMSTECH Secretariat)
Mr. Ahmed Sohail (Consultant World Bank)
Ahmed Ammar Yasser (Corporate Engagement Specialist, Arizona State University)

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