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 Signs MOU with Slate Strategies for International Trade and Partnerships

  Within the mandate of engaging in sustainable local economic development through international trade, the Waterloo Sustainable Development Group’s (WSDG) Chief Strategic Officer, Ian Chow has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chris Fernando, Principal of Toronto based business developer and marketing specialist, Slate Strategies, setting the foundation for exploring collaboration in developing export capacity in the global south. The two sides agreed to explore collective work on promoting economic development in impoverished nations and communities around the world through developing their capacity to export products and services via direct trade facilitation, benefiting the livelihoods and welfare of those target …

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WSDG Facilitates RETScreen Clean Energy Software Training Workshop at UW

Within its commitment to realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), especially SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, the Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WSDG) has facilitated a RETScreen Software Training Workshop at the University of Waterloo (UW) in cooperation with Professor Paul Parker, Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment, and the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET). More than 35 UW graduate students from various disciplines and community members took part in the workshop, during which they learnt from Dr. Dragos Paraschiv, P. Eng., PhD, how to use the software, which is an advanced clean …

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AlFarra at the What Can YOUth Do? Conference: “Solid Networks and Partnerships are Key to Achieving the SDG’s”

Waterloo Sustainable Development Group CEO Tarek AlFarra emphasized the importance of solid partnerships and networks when pursuing the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the opening session of the 2017 edition of the annual “What Can YOUth Do?” Conference (WCYD17), which was held at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo on Wednesday. “A large part of what WSDG does is grow and strengthen its sustainable development network. In the span of less than a year since its inception, WSDG has successfully developed globally spanning solid partnerships and links with leaders in renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, water management, economic development, …

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WSDG Partners with IREA in Renewable Energy Training and Promotion

The International Renewable Energy Academy (IREA) and the Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WSDG) have agreed to explore cooperation and partner in promoting and facilitating renewable energy training opportunities around the world. The agreement, reached during the IREA 2017 inaugural week that took place in Toronto and Oxford County, Ontario, paves the way for exploring cooperation in providing top notch renewable energy training in wind energy, solar energy and energy storage internationally. The International Renewable Energy Academy (IREA) is a new and independent experiential learning academy that was created at Toronto’s York University “to advance the adoption of 100% renewable energy …

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