Hi I am Karim El-Jisr and I have 20 years of experience in resource management, climate change, and urban development. I am based in The Sustainable City in Dubai, and I currently manages the SEE institute – a global platform for advancing knowledge in sustainability and the built environment.
The Institute manages multi-year research programs, demonstration projects with industry partners, an incubator for sustainability products and technologies, and a modular training program for professionals in the built environment. The Institute uses The Sustainable City to deploy its programs, test emerging technologies and explore new urban trends.
I hold a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering in Agriculture, and a Master’s of Science in Ecosystem Management from the American University of Beirut. I also holds a course certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
I am a seasoned speaker at international venues, and I am is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and Danish. I am looking forward to speaking at MEYE 2020.