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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Qatar 2018

Submitted by: Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar, and Qatar Foundation
Sahtak Awalan - Your Health First

The Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First campaign was launched in 2012 as a five-year program intended to promote sustainability and encourage people to lead healthy lives. The aim is to educate people about healthy living, exercise and nutrition so they can make informed choices about the food they buy and the importance of a balanced diet.

Initial situation
Qatar, in common with much of the world, is constantly locking horns with the challenge of non-communicable diseases (diabetes, obesity, heart disease) along with issues of food security and sustainability in a country that is dependent on the hydrocarbon sector.

The organization’s objectives are sorely to educate the community about their health in relation to their consumption pattern and to empower young people with the ability to make sustainable choices. The campaign is reaching out to the community through the Yalla Natural trailer, a 12-meter custom-built transportable that pops up in various locations across Qatar to hold free interactive events.

In the Healthy Canteens project, children in all of Qatar Foundation’s schools are being served the healthiest meals possible during their lunch break. The trailer hosts free cooking lessons, invites the public to plant seeds in pots to take home, dispenses free information about health and fitness. Giving young children the opportunity to grow and then eat their own food was an innovative idea that was embraced by educators and students alike.

Capital: Doha
Official language: Arabic
Total area: 11.437 km²
Population: 1.853.563
GDP/Capita/Year: $109.881
Source: Wikipedia 2012