What is SustainableOman?
SustainableOman spun off from SustainableQatar, when one of its Executive Committee members moved from Doha to Muscat in 2013.
SustainableOman strives to share SustainableQatar’s mission and vision, however, due to limited resources, it primarily focused in building capacity by providing a source of information on Omani environmental law and scientific articles in the course of environmental practice in the Sultanate.
This unique resource, which combines environmental law information and other related government reports and publications, seeks to put this information at the disposal of users in Oman and worldwide, in an easily accessible service.
When Agnes moved from Doha to Muscat, part of her new job is to learn about the Sultanate’s environmental legislation. She reached out and contacted various ministries to have copies of laws as well as its availability in English. It took a couple of months to be able to compile all related laws and this prompted her to use this as an initial mission of SustainableOman – to make all this wealth of information easily accessible.
Since then, SustainableOman is the only site providing Omani environmental legislation in an accessible manner.
But SustainableOman is not only about legislation! SustainableOman aims to embrace the concept of sustainable development and applies it to our daily living by sharing information and knowledge through its articles, posts, tweets, and other media to reach out to the residents and citizens of Oman.
There’s lots to cover and SustainableOman needs your help…so contact us!
SustainableOman must be maintained, refined and further developed with a view of serving the endusers as efficiently as possible.
In this context, the long-term objectives of SustainableOman in building capacity as as follows:
◊ Maintain, refine and develop the Omani environmental law databank and its related information and resources.
◊ To present these data in a user-friendly format, facilitating searches for references and full texts through the development of bilingual retrieval possibilities (Arabic and English).
◊ To support Omani government’s environmental and sustainability goals by raising awareness and building capacity through information and data provided by SustainableOman.
◊ Expand the consortium of SustainableOman.
You wish to support and help? Please contact Agnes.