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Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
Financing Sustainable Development
in Arab Countries

8-9 November 2018
Le Bristol Hotel Beirut - Lebanon

 
Report Team  
A team of top experts, scientists, researchers and policy makers is working on AFED 2018 report. Coordinated by AFED’s Secretary General Najib Saab, the 2018 report supervisory board includes: Dr. Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Former CEO, Global Environment Facility- GEF; Dr. Adnan Badran, Chairman of the Board, Jordan University and former Prime Minister of Jordan; Dr. Adnan Shihab Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. Authors and contributors include: Steven Stone, Chief, Economics and Trade Branch, UN Environment, Geneva; Benjamin Simmons, Founding Head, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), Geneva; Ahmed Badr, Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE); Eric Usher, Head, Finance Initiative (UNEP FI); Haitham Foudeh, Head of Project & Structured Finance, Arab Bank; Mohamed El Moctar El Hacene, Director, Economic Development and Integration Division (EDID), ESCWA; Hussein Abaza, Adviser to Minister of Environment, Egypt and Former Chief, Economic and Trade Branch, UNEP; Dr. Abdulkarim Sadik, Senior Economist, Kuwait Fund; Roula Majdalani, Director, Sustainable Development Policies Division (SDPD), ESCWA; Dr. Niranjan Sarangi, First Economic Affairs Officer, ESCWA; Souraya Zein, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, ESCWA; Hassan Partow, Program Manager, Post-Conflict Division, UN Environment, Geneva; Dr. Ibrahim Abdelgelil, Adjunct Professor and Former Director of Environment and Energy Program, AGU, Bahrain. Opinion leaders, policy makers, heads of agencies, governors of central banks and corporate leaders will also contribute opinion and case studies related to the report’s theme.
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Organizing Partners
ESCWA

FAO

Switchmed

Platinum Sponsor
 
Gold Sponsor
Kuwait

OFID

Silver Sponsor
Kuwait

Bank

aramex

 
 
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
 
  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
 
REPORT OBJECTIVES
 
  Collect and disseminate first hand sectoral and cross-sectoral data on financing sustainable development in the Arab countries
  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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