My work

A PhD and an interdisciplinary professional with 18+ years of diversified experience in teaching and spearheading research initiatives, technology transfer, project development and execution in the field of biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and sustainable development.

Regional Expert | Arab Organization for Agricultural Development-League of Arab States, Khartoum, Sudan.
Development of Executive Model for the Use of Genetically Modified Products [Jan. ’17-…].

International Consultant | Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), Kingdom of Bahrain.
Development of the Third National Report to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB)- Development of Guidelines and Action Plan for Effective CPB Implementation | Global Environmental Facility, United Nations Environment Programme -Regional Office of West Asia (UNEP-ROWA), SCE [June ’16- Dec.’16].

UNEP International Lead Consultant | Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), Kingdom of Bahrain.
Project: Update the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (CBD/Aichi Targets) | Global Environmental Facility, United Nations Environment Programme -Regional Office of West Asia (UNEP-ROWA), SCE [Dec. ’14- Jan.’16].

Lead Author – Global Environmental Outlook 6 (GEO6) | UNEP-ROWA
Chapter: Sate and Trends of the Biota in West Asia Region.  [ May – Sept ’15].

Senior Expert | Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanon.
Project: Adapting Forest Policy Conditions to Climate Change in the MENA Region -Silva Mediterranea – CPMF  (Ministry of Agriculture, GIZ, CTFC) [June – July ’15].
Revising and fine-tuning the Lebanese National Forest Programme.

UNEP International Consultant | Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Sultanate of Oman.
Project: Develop National Biosafety Framework, Laws on Biosafety and Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources (CPB and ABS Protocols) [July ’13- Nov. ’14].

Project Director | French Agency for Development (AFD), Beirut, Lebanon.
Project: Strengthening Nature Reserves in Lebanon (FFEM/AFD) [Aug. ’08 – May ’10].

International Consultant |  Women Training Center – Saudi Wildlife Commission, KSA.
Project: Training of the Trainers (TOT) on Biodiversity for Greater Participation of Women in Environment and Wildlife Protection (UNDP/SWC) [Oct. ’09 – March ’10].

CPB Regional Advisor |  United Nations Environment Programme, Switzerland (Based in Lebanon)
Project: Successfully Operationalize the Biosafety Clearing House Mechanism in Contracting Parties and Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNEP/GEF) [July ’06 – Aug. ’08].

International Consultant | IUCN-WESCANA, Jordan
Project: National Capacity Needs Assessment on Biosafety in the Sultanate of Oman [Nov ’06- Dec ’06].

Biodiversity Expert | United Nations Development Programme, Lebanon
Project: National Self-Capacity Assessment for Global Management (GEF/UNDP/MOE) [2006-2007].

National Project Coordinator | United Nations Development Programme, Lebanon
Project: Development of National Biosafety Framework for Lebanon (GEF/UNEP/UNDP/MOE) [Aug ’05 – Dec ’05].

National Projects Coordinator | IBSAR – American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Projects: Development of National Biosafety Framework for Lebanon (GEF-UNEP/UNDP/MOE) and Top-up Biodiversity Enabling Activity (GEF/UNDP/MOE) [Feb ’04 – Jul ’05 ].

International Consultant- Biodiversity Expert |  Plan Bleu, France.
Project: MEDSTAT-Environment Phase II (EUROSTAT Project) [April ’04 – Dec. ’04].

Biodiversity Expert |  BUTEC, Lebanon
Project: Biodiversity Assessment in the Lebanese Airport Airfields [Oct’03- Dec ’03 ].

Regional Coordinator | IUCN, Lebanon
Project: WESCANA Biodiversity Program [Jul ’01 – Sept ’02].

Regional Coordinator of the Northern Arabian Peninsula | IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Lebanon.
Project: Biodiversity Planning Support Program – Arab States (UNDP/IUCN/MOE) [Oct ’00 – June ’01].

Biodiversity Expert | GreenLine Association , Lebanon
Project: Protected Areas (GEF/UNDP/MOE) [Apr ’98 – Dec ’01].

Biodiversity Expert | GreenLine Association, Lebanon
Project: Natural Resources Assessment in the Rihane Mountain Region (South for Construction) [Jul ’00- Aug ’00].

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