Faculty to Co-host Workshop in UK on Sustainable Lifestyle in GCC Region

September 21, 2018

A Masdar Institute faculty member will be leading a workshop on ‘Towards a Sustainable Lifestyle in the Gulf’, for which an open call has been issued for academic papers exploring social behavioral change tailored towards energy conservation and more sustainable lifestyle patterns in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

The workshop will be jointly directed by Dr. Elie Azar, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Systems and Management, Masdar Institute, and Dr. Mohamed Abdelraouf, Research Fellow, Environment Research Program, Gulf Research Center, Dubai. It will be held during the seventh annual Gulf Research Meeting hosted by the Gulf Research Center from 16-19 August, 2016 at the University of Cambridge, UK.


The call for papers from diverse disciplines including social sciences, engineering, psychology, economics, and policy-making is currently open and the deadline for abstract submission is 15 February 2016.

Potential topics for submissions include ‘Status of Sustainability Practices in Different Sectors in the Gulf’, ‘Barriers to More Sustainable Lifestyle Patterns,’ ‘Opportunities and Solutions,’ ‘Agents of Change Towards a Sustainable Transition,’ and ‘Sustainable Development Goals in the Gulf and Their Implications on Gulf Economics, Societies, and Environment,’

The workshop will also address the post-2015 development agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

Papers are being accepted from individuals, co-authors, and small group contributions depending on the topic and/or institution. Accepted papers will receive travel grants and may be selected for publishing in an edited book.

To submit an abstract or to register to attend, please visit For more details on the workshop, click here.

For more information email Dr. Elie Azar, Masdar Institute ( or Dr. Mohamed Abdelraouf, Gulf Research Center (

Clarence Michael
News Writer
28 January 2016