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From affordable housing to aspiring young leaders — our first MENA Building Perspective

In our first MENA region episode of Building Perspective, we talk to one of the youngest leaders in our network — Ala’a Abdulla, Executive Director, Jordan Green Building Council (JordanGBC). 

Ala’a shares her expertise and unique insight on becoming a leader, surviving (and thriving) through the pandemic, Jordan GBC’s affordable housing project and how to achieve good governance. View the full interview.


About Building Perspective

Hosted by Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC, Building Perspective showcases global sustainability leadership in the built environment, as well as the human stories behind the success.

The Building Perspective series will run monthly throughout 2021. Subscribe to the series.


About Jordan GBC

Jordan Green Building Council is a cross-sector non-governmental not for profit organisation founded in 2009 in Jordan, Amman reporting to both ministries of social development and of environment. The mission of Jordan GBC is promoting and advocating the adoption of green building practices in all phases of the building process, leading towards making Green Buildings a widespread reality in Jordan.


About the World Green Building Council

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—we are a global action network comprised of 70 Green Building Councils around the globe.

As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.



Tessa Eydmann-Peel, PR and Communications Coordinator, World Green Building Council  +44 (0) 7932491571