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All Arab countries have been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of these countries that were already facing water security and major social, health and economic challenges before COVID-19, this additional pressure is particularly excruciating.
As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and the necessity to better understand, monitor and respond to the situation, the Middle East Water Forum MEWF will host a panel to share insights on the current impact and outlook for water and food security in the Arab region. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 16th June 2020, 18.00-19:30 CEST.
Panel discussion chaired by Prof. Jamal Saghir, ISID- McGill University, Distinguished Fellow, IFI- American University of Beirut, Advisory board member of MEWF
• Ms. Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Chief Water Resources Section, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster, United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
• H.E. Dr. Hazim Elnaser, Chair of Middle East Water Forum and Former minister of water resources in Jordan, Former Member of the Jordan’s House of Representatives (The Parliament).
• Ms. Charafat Afailal, Former Minister in charge of water in the Government of Morocco and Expert on water and climate, Advisory Board Member of MEWF.
• Dr. Anders Jagerskog, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, the World Bank Water Global Practice.
• Eng. PMP Hassan Aboelnga, Vice Chair of Middle East Water Forum, Water Security Task Force Member at IWRA. PhD researcher at University of Kassel and Technical University of Cologne.
For more details, please visit https://mewf.de/

Jun 16, 2020 04:00 PM in Universal Time UTC

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Prof. Jamal Saghir
Advisory Board Member of MEWF @Middle East Water Forum
Mr. Jamal Saghir is an expert in Energy, Water, Transport, Infrastructure, International finance, Project Finance and Economic Development with over 25 years of experience at the World Bank Group. Mr. Saghir is currently Professor of Practice at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University, Montreal, Distinguished Fellow, at the American University of Beirut and Senior Fellow at the Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado. Mr. Saghir has contributed to over 50 publications, essays and books.
PMP Eng. Hassan Tolba Aboelnga
Vice Chairman of the Middle East Water Forum (MEWF) and one of the Emerging Water Leaders in the Middle East. @MEWF
Mr. H. Aboelnga is a PhD researcher at University of Kassel and TH Köln in Germany with a particular interest in urban water security issues. Aboelnga is a management committee member of water safety plan, intermittent water supply, and public and customer communications specialist groups at International Water Association IWA. He is a civil engineer by profession and certified project management professional (PMP)® and has been an active in the international level as emerging water leader in issues of water security, climate change and sustainable development. He has a strong academic background, Bachelor of civil engineering from Mansoura University , master courses in construction management from Cairo University in Egypt and IWRM masters of science from technical University of Cologne (TH Köln) and University of Jordan, including international professional trainings in water related issues.