The MedWet Senior Advisor

ID JENA NejibNejib was trained in Paris and Montpellier as an architect and urban planner. Since 1986, he is collaborating with the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements-Habitat in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa as a Chief Technical Advisor.

He is involved in MedWet since 1996, particularly in MedWet2 project socio-economic issues, and is the author of the MedWet book entitled Mediterranean Wetlands: Socio-economic Aspects, published in 1998 by DG XI, European Commission for the Ramsar Convention. He assisted the MedWet Coordination in the preparation of all the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee meetings held since then, and was specifically in charge of the organisation of MedCom3 at Djerba, Tunisia in April 2000.

On August 2001 he was appointed by the Ramsar Convention Bureau as Policy Advisor of the new MedWet Coordination Unit established in Athens. Among his main activities, he is in charge of launching and facilitating the establishment of the North African Wetlands Network with the participation of  Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia .

In January 2011 he was appointed Coordinator of the MedWet Initiative for the period 2011-2013.

In June 2014 he has been invited by the new MedWet Coordinator to act as Senior Advisor (50% of his time and based in Athens) to  provide guidance and support to the MedWet/Com members, in particular those from North Africa and the Middle East; and also to the MedWet Secretariat staff and consultants in the operational implementation of activities and projects.

He speaks Arabic, English, French and Greek.

Contact, Tel: +30 6972-273-600