Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
HCT Sustainable Development Project Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,022

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The Scope of Activities of the HCT Sustainability Development Strategic Project are:
1. Explore UN SDGs & STARS framework and develop a self-study to benchmark HCT against the standards and criteria
2. Embed Sustainability-related topics and philosophy across the curricula
3. Analyze and implement actions towards reaching Carbon Neutral Campus status
4. Define and deploy the Action Plan to target STARS Gold rating


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

The Stakeholders of the HCT Sustainability Development Strategic Project are:
Budget Owner: Mr. Taleb Alhebsi, A/Vice President, SS
Project Owner: Eng. Mohammed BinKuwair, Associate Director -GS
Project Manager: Eng. Rafat Kabbara, Assistant Manager, GS
Internal Stakeholders:
GS Department, Finance, Human Capital, Executive Deans, Procurement, Strategy & Future, Organizational Excellence, Communications
External Stakeholders: Industry Partners ( DEWA, SEWA, FEWA, Municipalities, Dubai Carbon, etc), Social Partners, GAEN, AASHE


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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