Her Highness was briefed on the next-generation technologies, including Artificial Intelligence solutions, during her visit.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has hailed the emirate’s pioneering efforts in safeguarding and protecting the environment in line with national and global sustainable development principles and practices.
Her Highness noted that the ongoing long-term investments in cutting-edge environmental technologies and the adoption of global best practices is helping realise the emirate’s future-ready vision, bolstering the emirate's status as it journeys towards a sustainable future.
Her Highness's remarks came during a visit to BEEAH Group's iconic new headquarters on Al Dhaid Road, considered to be one of the most sustainable and smartest buildings in the world. The new headquarters integrates next-generation technologies and harnesses solar energy as a primary power source, in line with the Group's net-zero emission and digitalisation strategies as it reinforces its commitment to boosting sustainability practices in the MENA region and the world.
Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi said: “Investing in creating a healthy and clean environment today will build a better future and create lasting value for generations to come. Joint action — through partnership and cooperation of both individuals and organisations — is essential to building a strong foundation for a sustainable and healthy future. This land is one of the greatest gifts given to us, and it is our duty to instil responsibility in the young generations to conserve and preserve the country’s natural resources and adopt responsible behaviour to minimise environmental impact.
"The BEEAH Group’s steadfast dedication to driving sustainability will mitigate the emirate’s environmental footprint, improve quality of life for all residents and visitors, and leave a valuable legacy for future generations. We appreciate and laud the valuable efforts of all those who have worked hard to provide smart and sustainable solutions for the emirate,” added Her Highness.
During the visit, Her Highness was briefed on the next-generation technologies, including Artificial Intelligence solutions, that are in place at BEEAH’s future-ready headquarters which are setting a new benchmark for employees and enhancing the visitor experience. Her Highness also visited the interactive and immersive visitors’ centre, high-tech auditorium, and smart meeting rooms.
BEEAH Group's new headquarters is designed by the late Zaha Hadid, a world-renowned Iraqi-British architect. The futuristic building that meets LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification standards is inspired by the sublime beauty of the sand dunes found in the Al Saja'a area in Sharjah, where the new headquarters is located.
As the region’s leading sustainability pioneer, BEEAH Group’s new headquarters reflects its transformation from an integrated environment and waste management company in Sharjah to its emergence as an international holding group with diverse business verticals in the fields of renewable energy, green mobility, transport, education, and technology.
Sustainable Living has been gaining significant importance in the UAE thanks to the changing mindset among the environment conscious individuals.
The Environment and Protected Areas Authority’s (Epaa) Sharjah Natural History & Botanical Museum launched a five-day geology programme recently. The programme, which will last until Aug 1, is for children of the centres’ members.
The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) organised the fourth edition of ‘Summer Is Better Together’, a five-day programme launched at Desert Park on July 7. The programme includes interactive workshops, lectures, recreational and awareness-raising activities, and field visits to places including the Rain Room and Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.
The Marine Sustainability Department and the Communication and Community Services Department at the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) is holding the ‘Discover Sir Bu Nair’ event from April 8th -10th with the participation of Sharjah Police General Headquarters. Aimed at students, the event includes a tour of the island, watching nesting turtles, cleaning the beach and beach contests.
Community members of all age groups and backgrounds in the UAE celebrated Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day with national zeal. Like every year, the major flag-hoisting ceremony was held in the premises of the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi which was led by Imtiaz Feroz Gondal, Charge d’Affaires.
Under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the 11th annual edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) will take place on Sept.28 and 29, 2022, at Expo Centre Sharjah. Vibrant discussions centred around this year’s theme “Challenges and Solutions,” will be led by senior public officials, thought leaders and government communication experts.
The patriotic zest was all too evident in the diplomatic missions of Pakistan in the country. The celebratory spirit gripped the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai, where Consul General Hassan Afzal Khan graced the events.