WaterlooSDG Team Heads to the Middle East – Builds Sustainable Development Partnerships

A Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WaterlooSDG) team, which includes Chief Executive Officer Tarek AlFarra and Senior Sustainable Agriculture Consultant ‘Chief’ Ibrahim AlRashid, is on an extensive sustainable development technologies-promoting tour of several Middle Eastern countries including Jordan, Qatar and Kuwait. In Jordan, the first stop of the tour, the team met with community leaders and high-profile businessmen and secured a strategic sustainable agriculture and local economic development-focused agreement with Envision Consulting Group (EnConsult), one of the leading growth facilitating consulting companies in Jordan, headed and founded by Dr. Yusuf Mansur, Former Minister of State for Economic Affairs. The WaterlooSDG – EnConsult …

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WSDG Takes Part in Integrating Sustainability Co-Design

WSDG Chief Operating Officer, Laura Hartwell and Chief Strategic Officer, Ian Chow took part in a co-design discussing integrating sustainability in post-secondary institutions. The workshop, which was hosted by Sustainability Ontario Community Energy Co-op (SOSEC) brought together social innovation experts from post secondary institutions, researchers and sustainable energy champions. Through a systems approach, the workshop was led by Howard Tam from ThinkFresh Group to explore ideas and cultivate the momentum to carry these ideas back into post-secondary institutions. A guest speaker, Bernie McIntyre of the Toronto and Region Conservation Association (TRCA), addressed the importance of not only innovation but collaboration with …

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WSDG and Jordan’s ABCD Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WSDG) Chief Executive Officer Tarek AlFarra and Laith Al-Qassem, Chairman of Jordan’s Arabian Business Consultants for Development (ABCD) have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding that paves the way for cooperation in a multitude of sustainable development-related fields that include renewable energy, water management, agriculture, trade and economic development. The agreement, signed at ABCD’s headquarters in the Jordanian capital city, Amman, brings together two organizations with shared interests in the proliferation of modern and innovative sustainable technologies and practices and engaging in economic development. It also builds on the solid relations that exist between Canada and …

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