Said CHARNA is an Algerian career diplomat who joined in 2019 as a Senior Advisor to the Economic Development and Employment Division “EDE” at the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat. He is in charge of industrial cooperation and private-sector development. As such, he organized several events on digitalization, green economy, entrepreneurship promotion, and access to finance for MSMEs, among others.
Prior to that, he served at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2013/2018-2019), where he worked on the implementation of the partnership agreement between the EU and Algeria as well as the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, notably in the framework of 5+5 Dialogue and the Union for the Mediterranean. From 2013 until 2017, he was Deputy Head of Mission at the Algerian Embassy in Croatia.
After he graduated in 2005 from the National School of Administration, he carried on his postgraduate studies to obtain a Ph.D. in 2018 in Economics from the University of Algiers and a University Specialist Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy in 2017 from the University of Zagreb.
Chigozie Nweke-Eze is an Economist and a Geographer working on financing, governance, and infrastructures of Energy, Mining and the Power Sector in Africa. On a general level, he is interested in the economics, politics and geographies of international development and sustainability. More recently, his work engages with Hydrogen as a continuum of energy transition and industrial decarbonization. He applies Strategic Intelligence in articulating Africa's energy and mining transition.
International Expert in Climate and sustainable energy, climate finance and sustainable development, Coordinator and Key Expert, EU/UN/MDB programs.
Gained broad experience (more than 20 years) as Climate and sustainable energy program Lead and coordinator, in Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean regions, and the Arab World, working at the United Nations (UN), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank (WB), the European Union (EU) and became the first woman in Africa and in the Arab countries and second in the world to be an Aerospace engineering graduate of ITC (International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences) at University of Twente in Holland. Member of the Council of Engineers of Tunisia, a visiting University Professor in Italian and Tunisian universities, a permanent Board member of the Council and General Assembly of the CMU (Community for Mediterranean Countries) in Italy, and Coordinator of the Italian-based EAMC / Women Engineers (Engineering Association for Mediterranean Countries)
Salima H. Steven is the founder of Event One Solutions International, she holds an agronomy and crop science diploma and is a trilingual event producer, marketer, and communicator with twenty years of experience. Over 50 global events focusing on energy, environment, water, smart cities, and climate change have been organized and produced from small to large in North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Salima has over seven years of experience managing communication for a non-profit association of very large power grid operators (GO15).
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