Mediterranean Center for Sustainable Development Programs
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Sustainable Development Plans and Poverty Reduction Strategies; Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building; Governance and Institutional Support; Strategic Planning and Resource Mobilization; Environmental Policy Analysis and Formulation; Integrated Rural Development and Natural Resources Management; Education for Sustainable Development Programming and Social Development Policy Reform; Gender Equality and Income Generation Programs; Human Rights and Democracy Education; Sustainable Sectoral and Cross-Sectoral Policies Formulation and Implementation; International Development Program Planning, Management and Technical Support.
Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Burkina Faso, Chad, Croatia, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Authority, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Turkey, Tunisia, United States, Yemen.
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LANGUAGES: English, French and Arabic native fluency
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Dr. Adly Hassanein is the founder and director of the Mediterranean Center for Sustainable Development Programs (MCSD), headquartered in rural Upper Egypt. He has over 30 years experience leading bilateral and multilateral technical assistance programs and teams in all aspects of sustainable development from integrated rural development to governance and institutional support and capacity building programs. He has a multidisciplinary background and experience. He began his career as an agricultural engineer in the public sector, represented major European agribusiness companies in the Middle East and beginning in the 1980s began working with bilateral international development agencies to lead multicultural teams of international experts in natural resources management, and environmental policy analysis and formulation projects in throughout Africa. In the 1990s he joined the United Nations as the head of the capacity building unit and a senior sustainable development program advisor for the Mediterranean basin countries, and more recently served the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq as Senior Regional Human Rights and Democracy Education Program Advisor. While in Iraq he established and operationalized six provincial Human Rights and Democracy Centers, designed and implemented training of trainers programs for democracy and human rights education leadership and public awareness, and produced manuals, handbooks and teaching materials that were successfully tested and utilized in Iraq. Currently, Dr. Hassanein actively directs operations and programs at the Mediterranean Center, and provides technical expertise to the Center and other development programs in Africa and the Middle East region.
As environmental policy advisor, Dr. Hassanein has provided expertise in institutional development and capacity building, environmental and sectoral policy analysis formulation and implementation. He has provided guidance for the execution monitoring and evaluation of national environmental action plans in numerous African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Basin countries and coordinated executing agency and donor program activities in biodiversity, natural resources management and conservation. He has advised ministries and government agencies in the areas of information technology applications, environmental review procedures and legislation, green label promotion, waste minimization, sustainable tourism, urban development and energy conservation.
Dr. Hassanein’s career has often taken place against a backdrop of rapid social change, political instability, civil strife and natural disasters. His interpersonal, cross-cultural and language skills have enabled him to forge links and build trust with host country counterparts and international donor community representatives, especially during emergency situations when rapid response and forward thinking are critical to avert disaster and plan for post-recovery. He has worked with national teams of government and civil society representatives during these in Rwanda, Madagascar, Lebanon, Yemen, Bosnia, Albania, Croatia, Mali, Chad, Guinea and Iraq to build capacity in planning, natural resources and crisis management, team building and leadership programs. Dr. Hassanein established Long term partnership with UNEP, UNICEF and other international organizations to promote the integration of sustainable lifestyle programs in all schools and campuses.
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