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Qatar Eco-Schools Congress 2019

Qatar Eco-Schools Congress 2019 was organized to create a networking event to gather Green Flag awarded schools with registered and other schools to Share, Inspire and Lead change.Young students shared their achievements and was given a platform to have a say in the environmental management policies, activities and practices of their schools and communities.

When:                  Wednesday, Sep.25th,2019 , from 8:00am -1:00pm

Where:                 Students Center, Education City, Qatar Foundation

Who was invited: School’s Eco-Committees, Teachers, Schools leadership


Congress main objectives:

Share Eco-schools program updates in Qatar
Share Green Flag awarded schools’ experience, tips and best practices
Create networking between awarded,  registered schools and partners
Present “I’ve got the power..!” videos
Set calendars, Thursday Oct 24 &Oct31, 2019 as QSW2019 Green school days
Live application for Eco-Schools theme, Food Waste.

25 schools    171 students   40 teachers    14 speakers     13 exhibitors

Click Here to download the Eco-schools Congress 2019 Report

Eco-Schools Congress Highlights


  • Zero Food Waste Event

Food was repackaged and portioned into small, compostable boxes and distributed to construction workers at Qatar Foundation immediately after the event.

  • Donated: 79 apples, 60 mini burgers, 51 slices of pistachio cake, 234 cookies
  • Composted : 4 kg food waste 

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  • "I've got the power ..!" Video

Congress Presentations & Panel Discussion

  • Green Is the new cool, Dr. Adenike Akinsemolu, Green Institute, Nigeria

  • Doha College School - best practices

  • American School of Doha - best practices

  • Doha College Primary - best practices


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Congress Workshop

4 themes   7 SDGs   14 speakers   18 moderators


The students had a great opportunity to learn more about Water, Energy, Food and Biodiversity themes. Students shared what they like to change at their schools in relation to each theme in order to transfer their schools to greener and healthier spaces and be more environment friendly. They also discussed the challenges they face, and shared their thoughts and suggested solutions.

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Climate Change March

The Eco-Schools program and in collaboration with Arab Youth Climate Movement and Global Shapers, mirrored  the recent "Global Climate Strike". Qatar Eco-schools had a chance to share their worries and share their demands to take actions at all levels to cut carbon emissions and thus stabilizing earth's climate.


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Eco-Schools Congress Media Highlightes




Strategic Eco-Schools Partners

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Green Flag Awarded Eco-Schools

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Registered Eco-Schools

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Qatar Eco-Schools' Congress 2019 Exhibitors

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contact us

For any question about the programs, please contact Qatar Green Building Council, Eco-Schools National Operator:

Ruba Hinnawi
Hamoda Youssef

Qatar Green Building Council
P.O.Box 5825, Doha-Qatar

Tel. +974 4454 7430
        +97 444540238
E-mail: ecoschools@qatargbc.org