Overview

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is a process whereby government entities seek to procure products, services and/or contracting works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to other products, services and works with the same primary function.

GPP is in line with Ras Al Khaimah’s Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 (EE&R Strategy) which supports the competitiveness of Ras Al Khaimah’s economy over the long run, by reducing energy and water consumption and increasing the share of renewables. The EE&R Strategy also aims to create a new market for products and services related to energy efficiency and renewables, which would contribute to the economic growth of the Emirate as well as the development of local skills and capabilities.

The launch event of GPP in Ras Al Khaimah will reveal the newly developed GPP Guidelines, which will drive adoption of green procurement in the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in the coming years.

The Ras Al Khaimah Green Public Procurement (GPP) is being launched virtually on Monday, 16 November, at 1:00 pm UAE time. Join us to:

  • Understand how the GPP connects to international agreements (e.g., Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement) and sustainability strategies on a local, federal and regional level 
  • Hear from the key stakeholders about the GPP guidelines and how these will be implemented in Ras Al Khaimah
  • Learn more about the opportunities that the GPP guidelines offer to suppliers of green products and services 
  • Delve deeper on the success factors and challenges in implementing green procurement, with a panel of trail-blazing industry experts

Opening Keynote Address

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H.E. Munther Mohammed bin Shekar
Director General
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality

RAK Governmental Panel

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Ajay
Amna Al Shehhi
Andrea Di Gregorio
Ahmad Sharara
Environmental Specialist
Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA)

Ajay Prabhakar
Procurement Specialist
Electronic Government Authority (EGA)


Amna Mohammed Al Shehhi
Director of Central Procurement Department
Department of Finance

Andrea Di Gregorio
Executive Director Reem
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality


Anoop Babu
Renewable Energy Manager, Reem
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
Asma Abdulsalam Alshehhi
Energy Analyst, Reem
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
Eyad Ismael
Director of Engineering
RAKEZ


Henrique Pereira
Senior Manager – Energy Services, Reem
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
Samir
Natalie Joseph
Energy Analyst, Reem
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality


Nitin Johar
Director - Treasury
Ras Al Khaimah Investment and Development Office
Samir Bargash
Contracts & Procurement Director
Public Services Department

PANELISTS

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Aisha Mohamed Abdullah Al Abdooli
Director of Green Development & Environment Affairs Department
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Faisal Rashid
Senior Director - Demand Side Management
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy



Luay Shalkhoub
Chief Procurement Officer
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)



Franco Vigliotti
Director and Dean
EPFL Middle East Campus




Mohammad Ali Shaik
Head of Procurement
GGGI






AGENDA

1:00 PM - 1:05 PM

Welcome Remarks and Introduction
Mahyar Ebrahimi
, Conference Director, ACM – IFP Group

1:05 PM - 1:10 PM

Opening Keynote Address

H.E. Munther Mohammed bin Shekar, Director General, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Objectives & Concept of Green Public Procurement

  • Andrea Di Gregorio, Executive Director, Reem, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality


Regulatory Approach & Criteria

  • Amna Mohammed Al Shehhi, Director of Central Procurement Department, Department of Finance
  • Samir Bargash, Contracts & Procurement Director, Public Services Department
  • Eyad Ismael, Director of Engineering, RAKEZ
  • Asma Abdulsalam Alshehhi, Energy Analyst, Reem, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
  • Ajay Prabhakar, Procurement Specialist, Electronic Government Authority (EGA)
  • Ahmad Sharara, Environmental Specialist, Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA)
  • Henrique Pereira, Senior Manager – Energy Services, Reem, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
  • Anoop Babu, Renewable Energy Manager, Reem, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
  • Natalie Joseph, Energy Analyst, Reem, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
  • Nitin Johar, Director - Treasury, Ras Al Khaimah Investment and Development Office
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Success factors and Challenges for Implementing Green Procurement

Moderator:

  • Andrea Di Gregorio, Executive Director, Reem, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality


Panellists:

  • Aisha Mohamed Abdullah Al Abdooli, Director of Green Development & Environment Affairs Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • Faisal Rashid, Senior Director - Demand Side Management , Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
  • Luay Shalkhoub, Chief Procurement Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Franco Vigliotti, Director and Dean, EPFL Middle East Campus
  • Mohammad Ali Shaik, Head of Procurement, GGGI
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Live Q&A
2:45 PM Closing Remarks

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