Food loss and waste has indeed become an issue of great public concern. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflects the increased global awareness of the problem. Unfortunately, countries in the Middle East waste 1.3 billion tons of food worth more than a trillion dollars every year. Not to mention the negative impact of food waste on environment and its contribution to climate change.
Join us to discuss responsible food consumption and tips on how to reduce food waste at home and best practices to prepare healthy and waste free meals during Ramadan and every day.
Kim Wyatt | TV Presenter and Food Writer & Co-Director|
Kim Wyatt is a TV presenter and food writer for several publications plus the host of I Love Qatar Media's food show. Kim is a co-director of Qube Upcycling - a company that aims to reduce food waste in Qatar.
Aisha AlMaadeed | Founder|
Aisha is an ambitious, hard-working individual who is passionate about volunteering and environmental issues. She is the founder of Greener Future initiative, an initiative to support replacing plastic with eco friendly solutions. Aisha believes that everyone can take an action and participate with small change to protect the environment from the plastic harms and make our Future Greener.
Nodoka Nakamichi | Co-Founder/Marketing and PR Manager|
Nodoka Nakamichi is the Co-Founder/Marketing and PR Manager of QUBE. QUBE was founded one year ago with the mission to reduce the environmental, health and social impacts of environmental pollution generated by food waste while empowering and educating individuals and businesses to implement eco-friendly practices. QUBE provides machines that process food waste into compost in 24 hours onsite. Nodoka is passionate about creating awareness around implications of food waste on our Earth and educating people on what actions they can take today to make a difference.
Ruba Hinnawi | Technical Coordinator |
Qatar Green Building Council
As a technical coordinator at Qatar Green Building Council, Ruba has managed and prepared a variety of sustainability-oriented programs, workshops and initiatives to promote sustainability and green practices targeting various community entities. In addition to her work as a technical coordinator for QGBC offered programs like Green Key, Eco-schools and EcoCampus.
Prior to joining QGBC, Ruba worked for a professional consulting company in Qatar, as a sustainability consultant responsible for providing sustainability consulting services to architectural and construction companies and manage their projects through the LEED and/or GSAS certification processes.