Roula Majdalani - ESCWA

Roula Majdalani

Cluster 1 Lead

Roula Majdalani is the Leader of the Climate Change and Natural Resources Sustainability Cluster.

She has led multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder and inter-agency consultations to identify the Arab region’s priorities towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. She has actively engaged with key partners and stakeholders in the fields of climate change and natural resources to harmonize sectoral policies with national climate plans and the Sustainable Development Goals, translate them into integrated development policies, and follow up on progress under the United Nations Climate Change Conferences and the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Ms. Majdalani is also the Director of the ESCWA Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies. She has also served as Human Settlements Officer, First Economic Affairs Officer on Water Resources, and Chief of the Technical Cooperation Section at ESCWA. She has also worked with Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (London) on major urban development projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ms. Majdalani holds a BA in social and behavioral studies from the American University of Beirut, and a MA in Urban and Regional Planning from Syracuse University, New York.

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