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Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)

Arab Environment
in 10 Years

2 -3 November 2017
Le Bristol Hotel Beirut - Lebanon

  Hussein Abaza

Former Chief, Economics & Trade Branch of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry, & Economics

  Dr. Ibrahim Abdelgelil

Professor Emeritus, AGU, Director of Energy & CC Program, AFED

  Dr. Abdulkarim Sadik

Senior Economist at Kuwait Fund

  Dr. Adnan Badran

President of the Board of Trustees, University of Jordan

  H.E. Khaled Irani

CEO, e2e, Former Minister of Environment & Energy, Jordan

  Dr. Adnan Shihabeldin

Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)

  Patrick Moulette

Head of Anti-Corruption Division, OECD

  Anthony Cox

Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD 

  William Saab

Senior Consultant, New Foresight- Sustainable Business Consultants, The Netherlands

  Faris Hassan

Director of Research, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

  Dr. Mattia Romani

Managing Director, Economics, Policy, and Governance Department, (EBRD)

  Glada Lahn

Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House, London

  Dr. Nassif Hitti

Former Ambassador, Director, Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences, USEK, Lebanon

  Dr. Osamah Alsayegh

Executive Director - Energy and Building Research Center of KISR

  Dr. Rami Ahmad

Special Envoy on SDGs and Senior Advisor to the President, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

  Dr. Ahmed Badr

Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Cairo

  H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi

CEO, Nasser Saidi & Associates, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council

  Shada El-Sharif

Director, Jordan Environment Fund, Amman

  Dr. Leila Dagher

 Director, Institute of Financial Economics, AUB

  Moctar El-Hacene

Director, Economic Development & Integration, ESCWA

  Dr. Mazen Soueid

Chief Economist, Bankmed, Beirut

  Jean Trabulsi

Head of Marketing & Communications, Bank Audi

  Arkan El-Seblani

Chief Technical Advisor on Anti-Corruption and Integrity, UNDP Regional Hub for the Arab States

  Tessa Terpstra

MENA Regional Envoy for Water & Energy Security, Netherlands 

  Dr. Fadi Osseiran

General Manager, BLOMINVEST Bank, Beirut

  Dr. Ayman Fathi

Financial Advisor, State Audit Bureau, Kuwait

  Najib Saab

Secretary General, AFED
AFED report's Editor

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  Corporate and industry leaders
  Government organizations with responsi bility for the environment, development, resource management, planning, economy and finance
  Environment experts
  Financial institutions
  Academic and research institutions
  NGOs dealing with environment and development
  Collect and disseminate first hand sectoral and cross-sectoral data on the Arab environment in the last decade
  Identify barriers to sustainable development in Arab countries
  Recommend actions and policy measures required to bridge the current gaps in the current government policies
  Raise public awareness and trigger informed policy debate about the importance of environment accounts as a strategic step towards shifting to green economy
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