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Ms. Habiba Al Marashi

President of Arabia CSR Network, the Co-Founder and Chairperson of Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group, based in the United Arab Emirates. It was established in 1991 with the aim of protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement. EEG successfully rallies members from the community, academic institutions and public and private sector organizations and engages them in an array of programs and activities. The key focus areas within EEG are environment and sustainable development related education and awareness, waste management and recycling, planting and other green initiatives, research and publications, and public campaigns. Most of EEG’s ongoing programs have been running successfully for decades and are popular vehicles of cross-sector participation. EEG is the first environmental NGO in the world to be ISO 14001 certified and is known internationally as a leading environmental organization in West Asia, and is accredited to the 17 United Nations Environment Program – (UNEP), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification – (UNCCD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature – (IUCN), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF-CSO) Network. EEG is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). EEG has developed a set of annual programs for the student and youth community including workshops and competitions. Additionally EEG offers 8 recycling programs for solid domestic waste, which are open for participation to individuals and institutions alike. EEG’s clean up campaigns and waste drives are conducted annually across the seven Emirates and along with tree planting as a reward for waste collection; these programs are immensely popular among all sections of the society.

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