Panelists

Carina Maceira

Carina Maceira is a local activist for environmentalism and community empowerment. She is a founder and director of Trashtag Kuwait. A non profit environmental organization that prioritizes the prosperity of the environment and the well-being disadvantaged communities.


Dr. Bassam Shuhaibar

Dr. Bassam Shuhaibar is the Manager of the Coastal Management Program at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), having joined the team in November 1998 as a Research Assistant. Dr. Shuhaibar received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the George Washington University, U.S.A. in the field of Environmental Engineering. He has been an active member of several prestigious committees at KISR, including the Innovation Development Program Committee (IDPC) and the Kuwait National Nuclear Energy Committee (KNNEC). He has had several papers published in peer-reviewed journals and reputed conference proceedings. His areas of specialization are environmental impact assessments (EIA) and science communication.


Hessa Al-Fadgosh

I am a very passionate engineer who loves learning about everything regarding technology, development, and research. I am a skilled leader with a great ability to work with budgets, deadlines and under huge pressure as well. I also have a lot of creative and interesting ideas that would be great if they became real-life projects.


Anas A. Burahmah, PT BSC, PDC

بكلوريوسعلاج طبيعي خبرة 10 سنوات وصاحب شركة خدمات طبية منزلية سابقاً رئيسسابقللعلاج الطبيعي والتأهيل الطبي ومطور برامجالتأهيل المنزلي الشامل مستشار بيئي ومصمم معتمد في البيرماكلشر منذ2015 حائز على جائزة الكويت للتميز والابداع الشبابي وصاحب مشاريع بيئية


Sharifa S. Alshalfan

Sharifa Alshalfan is an architect, and an urban development expert.

She consults with the World Bank, London School of Economics (LSE) and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) on projects related to housing, public space and urban planning. She is currently leading “Spaces of Living: Urban Reflections of Kuwaiti Society”, a research project that explores domestic behaviors in Kuwait; developing with a team of experts a housing and urban policy at KFAS; and is the project consultant of an LSE Cities research project entitled "Public Space in Kuwait”.

She also teaches periodically at Kuwait University at the College of Architecture. 

She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and a MSc in City Design and Social Science from London School of Economics.

Ms. Alshalfan's work has been published by the international journal CITY; LSE Kuwait; LSE Cities and the Barcelona Center for International Affairs.


Sama Al Wasmi 

Sama al Wasmi comes with years of experience working in luxury retail on a global scale. Sama has worked in all aspects of the fashion industry for the last 15 years, from PR to Buying to Fashion Direction for regional retailers and has bought for 160 international brands from Chloe, Dries Van Notes, Alexander Mcqueen, Max- mara Group, The Row, Stella Mcartney, Delpozo, and many more. She has consulted for several brands and retailers locally and regionally. She also writes for Marie Claire Arabia, the owner of a successful slow fashion clothing line Dear Nin and a mom.


Hamad Al Kulaib 

Specialized trainer at the high institute of energy having a diverse career that spans the food supply chain . Consultant in sustainable controlled agriculture to KFAS and Paafr . Food safety law activist


Eng Mohammed al Qenaie 

وعليكم السلام مهندس بترول متقاعد من القطاع النفطى عضو فىً جمعية المياه الكويتية باحث بيئى وخبير فى معدات التنقية والمعالجة للمياه


Dr. Ameera Al Hassan, Head of Country Programme for Kuwait & GCC  


Dr. Ameera Al-Hassan was appointed Head of United Nations Human Settlements Program, Habitat for the Arab Gulf States (UN-HABITAT GCC) since May 2019.