Heading Towards a Socially Responsible Paperless Organization by 2025

We’re trying to be a paperless organization and minimize the use of paper in our university’s colleges by encouraging our students to submit digital and soft copies f their assignments on our online learning portal (Moodle), students are simply asked by their respective teachers to submit assignments in the soft form rather than in the hard forms, as hard copies won’t be accepted or encouraged, as soft copies of assignments can also help our teaching staff to detect and report plagiarism or matched content within a class, not only this is beneficial for sustainability regarding less paper use, it’s also helped a lot in improving quality of our education system and made student strive and extend their boundaries via researching and creativity to fulfill the assignment requirements.

As for office organization work, we are trying our best to promote and instill Green behavior in our staff and employees, by promoting green living and corporate social responsibility via distributing free coffee mugs and banning paper and plastic cups from our kitchen, encouraging them to bring their water bottles for refilling or else use recyclable glass provided with water dispensary.



Digital banners for limiting the use of paper and having infographics and posters encouraging limiting the use of paper as much as possible, adding a signature with every email Inter/Intra department for discouraging printing has been a good reminder for our staff to think before they print anything. Having Stand rolls, A4 size posters and digitally placed information has helped subliminally motivate our employees to adopt green behavior. We not only do that but arrange workshops for our students and employees for achieving sustainable goals, to make them adapt this behavior more quickly, we tend to make them aware of the ill effects of non-green behavior on our environment and for us, for psychology, says people tend to adopt and accept new behavior more quickly when given a reason behind its use and importance, rather than just ordering it, not only that we’re making green activities student and staff inclusive, as their participation in such programs and activities is more likely to be adopted by them. Here are some examples of psychological tactics on how we encourage our employees to move towards a paperless office, find both in text and visuals


1.50% of the waste of the businesses is composed of paper

Solution: Use software, not paper to collect and store data

2. Recycling 1 ton of paper saves

Solution: Use extra, discarded office copies for note-taking. Up to 50% of paper waste can be reduced via such practices.

3. Demand for paper is going to double before 2030

Solution: Use email instead of paper for inter/intra-department communication as much as possible

4. Paper accounts for 25% of landfill waste

Solution: Use discarded, used paper materials via recycling or shredding them to be shared with our contractors to be used as packing material for shipments

5.The average web-user prints 27 pages daily

Solution: If printing paper is unavoidable, print it on both sides; 50% less paper consumed



Agriculture Mapping of Karbala, Iraq

A scientific meeting between the University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa, the University of Karbala, and the Ministry of Agriculture Karbala, Iraq, contribute to the development of the agricultural map of the Holy City of Karbala. As part of its endeavor to participate in providing community services in the holy city of Karbala. According to the articles of the scientific agreement between the University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa and the University of Karbala, Mr. Administrative Assistant Professor Dr. Nawafel Al-Arji and Dean of the Faculty of Administration and Economics Mr. Dr. Awad Al-Khalidi, the delegation of the Faculty of Agriculture at Karbala University headed by Dean of College Professor Dr. Thamer Karim Khadir to discuss how to develop the agricultural map of the holy city of Karbala.

Investment in scientific and academic experiences at the University of the Heirs of the Prophets (peace be upon him) and the University of Karbala to provide community services, this meeting was held to discuss with the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture how to qualify and develop the agricultural map of the Holy Karbala Governorate with several other important topics that touch the agricultural realm such as soil analysis and water sources, organizing and improving the production of agricultural crops, types of agricultural machinery used, how to market the product and operate the manpower, as well as strategic crop cultivation in accordance with the scientific foundations of agriculture.

God willing, the research progress and finalization will be continuously reported to the General Secretariat of the Holy Husseinia Shrine, which always supports and encourages such service and philanthropic projects.

Both parties agreed to prepare preliminary studies including the research questions that can be asked and discussed in order to find solutions for them through discussion and in-depth research.

A research team for this topic consists of representatives from both universities i.e University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa and the University of Karbala and appointed officials from the Ministry of Agriculture of Karbala Governorate, however, the door has been left open and there is an open call for other agricultural specialists to contribute to this project from any government and non-government sector.



Relieving Iraq from its Reliance on Oil

The University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa embraces the first international scientific conference hosted by the Al-Wareth Academy for Human Development and Strategic Studies.

An international scientific conference in cooperation with the Faculty of Administration and Economics at the University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the Imam Hussainiya Shrine and in cooperation with the Al-Wareth Academy for Human Resources Development and Strategic Studies continues to complete special preparations. This first international scientific conference was held on 16/1/2021 under the title (Economic transformation from a rentier economy to a multi-resource economy) in the presence of elite professors of administration and economics at Iraqi universities and representatives of The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as well as representatives of the Iraqi Sunni Council, academic figures and researchers.

On this day, the activities of the conference began with a dialogue session in which some issues and forms related to the conference's axes were reviewed and were reviewed with the help of the number of experiences and case studies of other countries to benefit from by hosting a group of scientific and academic bodies in the economic, administrative and financial field to look into this matter.

There were other research sessions on the hubs of the conference, and the researchers that reached the conference were involved in the discussion, where these researchers address the problem for which the conference was held and how to find solutions to get rid of the problem of reliance on one oil resource in financing the country's general budget.

The process of diagnosing this problem has been reached via studies and research and these indicators have been adopted by the Warith Academy for more than two years, and this conference was held for bringing such strategies for the purpose of not relying on the country’s main budget on the on oil only in its revenues because oil has been affected by political crises and International situation and its negative impact on climate, and this impact is reflected on Iraq, and hence it poses a great danger to our country; its future and for generations to come. We hope that the efforts of this conference will be noticed by the Iraqi Government, the Ministry of Planning, and the Ministry of Finance for the purpose of relieving the budget of the Iraqi government from the oil economy and its removal from its crises.


Treating Campus Waste for Upcycling

The Directorate of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine (parent organization of the university) incorporates with the municipal of Karbala to develop and improve the university sewers. So they have the duty to clean and maintain those sewers to ensure they serve effectively. Also, they have the duty to empty those sewers either for sewerage treatment works or where appropriate to watercourses. These wastes are very rich in organic materials and with a little treatment, they can be used as a good soil conditioner if they meet a quality protocol.


Toxic Waste Treatment (from Labs)













The University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa is a young university and was established in 2017. Solid, liquid, and gaseous hazardous wastes are managed by a specialized and trained technician. All poisonous and dangerous materials are labeled and stored safely.

Inorganic Waste Treatment (Recycling Program)


Generally, the University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa was established in 2017, and thus there is currently no electrical and electronic equipment waste, As for the metal and glass waste, there are separate bins in the university, where waste is collected by the dedicated garbage trucks provided by our parent organization, as the University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa is a child organization of the Directorate of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine and located in Karbala / Iraq. The Directorate of the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain A.S has implemented a single stream Recycling program to collect all the university recyclables from plastic, paper, glass, and aluminum from the university containers and dump them in the landfill affiliated with the Directorate of the Holy Shrine. Every day the university garbage is collected and transported using the garbage decomposer trucks to the specified place; that’s a dedicated site for waste collection and processing. The garbage trucks are designed to collect solid wastes.

In the future, the university seeks to provide an inorganic waste collector in which these wastes could be gathered and recovered into valuable metals.





The university of Warith Al-Anbiyaa Recycling program


Organic Waste Treatment for Upcycling

Organic waste materials are produced mainly from the university canteen. There is only one canteen in the university until 2021 which means that the produced organic wastes are less. There is special treatment for this kind of garbage as the Directorate of Imam Hussein Holy shrine (our Parent organization) provides garbage trucks to deliver these wastes to an authorized waste treatment plant (also under our parent organization) that processes the garbage through special techniques.



University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa – Canteen, Karbala, Iraq