Dr. Rashed Mohamed Karkain    الدكتور راشد محمد كركين

Brief Profile


Dr. Rashed Karkain, founder and managing director of Sustainable Development Research and Training Institute, has a Ph.D. in Environment and Health, Master of Science in Innovation & Change Management from HBMSU and a Chemical Engineer graduated from University of South Florida, with more than 22 years of experience on the Technical as well as Leadership level in the field of Environmental & Sustainable Development. He has achieved Rashid Award for Scientific Outstanding, Dubai Government Excellence Program Award (DGEP); UAE Innovate Award and has nine Intellectual Properties. Additionally, he has been a lecturer at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Canadian University of Dubai and Zayed University, Dubai.




Ph.D. Environment & Health Management - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

Master of Science in Innovation and Change Management - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) – 2010 Dean's List


B.S. Engineering


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL¬


Carrier Development Centre - ADNOC


Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), CDC, Abu Dhabi, UAE Oil Industry Technical Diploma


High School


Robert E. Lee High School, Sophomore Year, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA





Aug 18th – Sept 30th, 1990 Voluntary Army Training, Nad Al Sheba Army Training Camp, Dubai, UAE



Dubai Government Excellence Program Awards


2016: DGEP - Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP-19) – 2nd place winner at Specialized Work (individual) Category

• 2011: DGEP - Dubai Government Excellence Award- First in Distinguished Technical Project–Medical Waste Incinerator

2019 – Rashid Award for Scientific Outstanding


Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation


Challenge 50, UAE Innovates – Green Economy – Carbon Dioxide, From Pollution to Solution - 2020




• A member of Dubai's Executive Office's Infrastructure and Environment's Task Force Committee for Dubai Strategic Studies (2007-2015)

• A member of The United Arab Emirates Second National Communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


• Sustainable Development and Environmental Leadership Skills Development

• Sustainable Development

• Environmental and Public Health Protection & Safety

• Circular Economy

• Green Economy and Sustainable Energy

• Strategy, TQM & Excellence

• Research, Studies & Development

• Sustainable Water Treatment

• Sustainable Waste Management

• Innovation & Change Management

• Project Management, Project Development & Feasibility Studies

• Business Strategy, Organizational Behaviour & Capacity Building

• Policy and Regulations Formulations and Updates

• Coaching & Lecturing




Dubai Municipality, Dubai, UAE

• Oct 2018 – Now  Principal Specialist

• June 2011 – Oct 2018 Head of Section – Sewage Treatment Plant Department

• Feb 2009 – June 2011  Head of Technical Support & Studies Section – Waste Management Dept.

• Nov 2008 – Feb 2009  Head of Environmental Planning & Studies Section –Environment Dept.

• Sep 2000 – Nov 2008 Head of Environmental Planning Unit – Environment Department.

• Apr 1999 – Sep 2000  Dangerous Goods Officer – Environment Department


Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co. (ADGAS) Abu Dhabi, UAE

• Aug 15, 1989 – Apr 30, 1991 Operation Assignee, LNG Plant

• May 1, 1991 – Feb 14, 1992 Process Operator (C), LNG Plant, Feed Gas Compressors & Acid Gas Removal Plants

• Feb 15, 1992 – Jul 5, 1992 Process Operator (B), LNG Plant, Natural Gas Distillation, Separation and Dryers




• Sustainable & Strategic Environmental Planning

• Environmental Project Management and Supervision

• Environmental Research & Studies

• Review of Environmental Impact Assessments of new/expanding Industries as well as Mega Projects in the Emirate of Dubai

• Management of Hazardous Wastes, Control, Monitoring, Waste Minimization, Waste Re-Usability

• Management of Dangerous Goods, including the monitoring of movement and usage of Radioactive Sources

• Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

• Inspection and Enforcement of Occupational Health and Safety, Risk Assessments and Hygiene requirements

• Enforcement of Contingency Plan Requirements including HazMat and Fire Fighting Protection System and Requirements

• Review of current existing Environmental Regulations and drafting new ones as per the Federal and International standards

• E-Government Design, Requirements, Programming and Implementation




• Sustainable Waste Management Research & Studies related to all stages of Waste Management (collection, storage, transportation and treatment)

• Circular Economy

• Study of internationally best practices in Waste Management and benchmarking

• Waste Minimization Strategy

• Management of Waste to Energy (WTE) Study in the Emirate of Dubai

• Municipal Solid Waste Characterization Study

• Dubai’s Waste Management Master Plan Study

• Optimization and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities

• Study of Door to Door Recyclable Waste Collection System

• Study of reusability of Green Waste as compost

• Technical Specification for permitting industries involved in Waste Management Activities.

• Efficient and effective usability of fleet management in Waste Collection

• Review and update of Equipment and Vehicles specifications





• Sustainable, Effective, and efficient operation of Wastewater Treatment Plant and in line with health and environmental standards.

• Monitoring of all stages of treatment to ensure compliance with Chemical, Physical and Biological standards for treated water reusability.

• Monitoring of incoming Industrial Liquid Wastes to ensure their compliance with standards of the treatment technology.

• Production of Fertilizers from Sewage Sludge.

• Continuous improvement of the operation of Treatment Technology

• Implement Occupational Health and Safety procedures.

• Preparation of practical Contingency Plan and continuous review and update of such.




• Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

o Environmental Science – Master’s Degree Students

o Environmental Health – Bachelor’s Degree Students

• Canadian University of Dubai

o Marine Environment and Air Pollution

o Management of Domestic & Hazardous Waste

• Zayed University, Dubai

o Principles of Environmental Sustainability

o Introduction to Environmental Health




• 2018: Certified Dubai Municipality Trainer/Lecturer

• 2017: International Water Association

• 2015: AIChe – The Global Home of Chemical Engineers

• 2012: Highfield Awarding Body (HABC) - Level 2 Award Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work

• 2009: ISO 18001-2007 Lead Auditor

• 2009: Registered Environmental Expert at Dubai Courts

• 2007: ISO 14001-2004 Advanced Auditor Course

• 2003: OSHA 10 Hours Occupational Safety & Health – U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA Reg. #700065638)





• UAE Ministry of Economy, 164-2020 - Green Economy - Carbon Dioxide: From Pollution to Solution - Dubai’s Paradigm Shift for Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide

• UAE Ministry of Economy, 227-2020 – Environmental Project Management - A Systematic Approach

• UAE Ministry of Economy, 237-2020 - Environmental Impact Assessment

• UAE Ministry of Economy, 277-2020 - Dubai’s Needs for Innovative Municipal Solid Waste Management: Communication, Awareness and Educational Programme to promote the Waste Management Hierarchy

• UAE Ministry of Economy, 278-2020 - Environmental And Public Health Risk Assessment Of Wastewater Reuse Practices In The City Of Dubai

• UAE Ministry of Economy, 291-2020 - Green Economy - Dubai’s Paradigm Shift in Using Methane Gas a Renewable Energy

• UAE Ministry of Economy, 301-2020 - Policy for The Management of Medical Wastes Generated from Hospitals and Clinics in the city of Dubai





• Assessing Climate Change Indicators in the United Arab Emirates

• An Investigation into the Urban Water Cycle in the City of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

• Sustainable Medical Waste Management in the Emirate of Dubai – Second E-Health Annual Conference, HBMSU –

Dubai, UAE

• Dubai’s Need for Sustainable and Innovative Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Technologies – Third E-Health Annual Conference, HBMSU – Dubai, UAE

• Dubai Paradigm Shift for Carbon Capture and Storage and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide

• H2S Emission Reduction from Al Warsan STP

• Occupational Health and Safety at JASTP

• Green Economy Dubai’s Paradigm Shift in Using Methane Gas as Renewable Energy





Charity Works

• Think Science 2019 Jury – Emirates Foundation.

• Nepal Earthquake: Financial Contribution to colleagues whom were affected by Nepal Earthquake

• Iftaar Al Saa’em: Yearly Iftaar Gathering during Ramadhan for lower grades employees at work

• Food & Feed: Continuous food distribution and gathering for lower grades employees at work

• Year of Giving: Distribution of Blankets for needy employees during the Winter (2017)

Knowledge Transfer:

• March 2014 - Workshop on “Wastewater - From Pollution to solution” - Emirates Environmental Group, Dubai, UAE

• April 2014 - Abu Dhabi Center of Waste Management - Dangerous Goods and Occupational Health and Safety - Business Not as Usual

• Dec. 9th – 13th, 2006 - Presentation on "Environment Protection & Peace" -- Global Environmental Youth convention, Dubai, UAE

• 2014 - 2021 - Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) Interschool Competition - Judge



Judge in following events


  • Gulf Sustainability Award
  • Emirates Environmental Group
  • Stevies Award - Middle East and North Africa

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