Mr. Najib Saab, AFED

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An architect by training, Najib Saab is Secretary General of Arab Forum for Environment & Development (AFED), and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Al-Bia Wal-Tanmia (Environment & Development), the leading pan-Arab magazine on sustainable development. He has a varied experience, ranging from designing for multi-nationals like General Motors and lecturing on corporate architecture at the American… Read more »

Ms. Radia Sedaoui, UN-ESCWA

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Ms. Radia Sedaoui is the Chief of the Energy Section in the Sustainable Development Policies Division of UN-Economic Social Commission West Asia (ESCWA) since 1st February 2016. The scope of work and projects undertaken by Ms Sedaoui are fully focused on the Arab region. Ms. Sedaoui has an extensive experience in research, energy policy advice,… Read more »


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Mongi BIDA is a First Economic Affairs Officer at the UN-ESCWA since 2011 (Energy Section / Sustainable Development Policies Division-SDPD). He works on sustainable energy issues and policies, particularly energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy access and energy security. He joined UN-ESCWA after over twenty years of experience, as a Senior Expert and Professional Engineer, in… Read more »

Ms.Tessa Terpstra, Dutch Envoy for Water and Energy Security for the MENA region

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Tessa Terpstra is the first Dutch Envoy for Water and Energy Security for the MENA region. She is based in Jordan and deals with climate change and the water-energy-food nexus in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to coming to Jordan, Tessa worked on international energy policy and renewable energy as part of the… Read more »

Mr. Omar Fadel Abu Eid, EU delegation to Jordan

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Omar Fadel Abu Eid is currently working as the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Programme Manager at the EU delegation to Jordan. He joint the EU Delegation in JORDAN in August 2004 as Programme Manager for Environment, then took over the energy portfolio by 2006 and climate change by 2010, and currently managing the energy… Read more »

Ms. Roula Majdalani, UN-ESCWA.

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Roula Majdalani is the Director of the Sustainable Development Policies Division at UN-ESCWA. The division promotes cooperation among Arab countries on sustainable management of natural resources with a focus on water, energy, food security and green production. Ms. Majdalani has a long career in the United Nations. She has served as a Human Settlements Officer,… Read more »

Mr. Nicholas Howarth,KAPSARC

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Nicholas Howarth is an applied economist specializing in economic growth, energy policy, natural resource and environmental issues. He is a research fellow at KAPSARC currently focused on the theme of energy productivity, or how greater value can be obtained from energy consumption, especially through energy efficiency and structural economic reform. Geographically this work is focused… Read more »

Ms. Anita Richter, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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Anita Richter is head of a regional project for climate and energy policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Since five years, the project supports the policy dialogue between the German… Read more »

Eng. Jamila Mattar, League of Arab States

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Ms. Jamila Matar holds a B.Sc. in “Electrical Engineering” from Kuwait University and a Masters degree of Economics from the American University in Cairo. She is currently the director of the Energy Department in the League of Arab States (LAS). Her previous positions include Managing the Electric Network Section in the Ministry of Electricity and… Read more »

Mr. Henk Nijland, FMO

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Mr. Henk Nijland has been working for FMO since 2001 in various positions. Currently, he is responsible for project finance transactions in the energy sector, mainly solar, wind and hydro power projects. He heads a team of 10 banking professionals covering West Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. Previously, he held management positions in… Read more »