Member of the Board of Directors
Maha Al-Zu’bi has a PhD from the University of Calgary in environmental design. She has over fifteen years of experience in managing public and international (UNDP, WB, GIZ, JICA, KOICA, UNEP, USAID) funded programs and projects in various development sectors including water, energy, agriculture, tourism, transport, waste, and environment. Further, she has more than 5 years of experience in managing academic/research initiatives, such as the Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources -funded by Canada First Research Excellence Fund- at the University of Calgary. She has extensive experience in international development, donor coordination; resource mobilization and financial management with different organization both in Canada and the Middle East. She has conducted consulting assignments for Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA).
Maha conducted most of her research in the Middle East, focusing on the Arab region, with the goal of proposing local climate policy and principles for governance of climate change adaptation and mitigation. She likes to see herself actively fostering interdisciplinary approaches to real-world energy, water and environmental issues. She has published in peer-reviewed journals related to climate change governance, green roof policy, and energy-water-food nexus. Currently, she is working as an Action Planning Expert with the Global Green Growth Institute, wehre she is leading the coordination, development, drafting and delivery of the National Green Growth Action Plan (2019-2030)in Jordan.
Areas of Expertise: environmental policy design, Action Planning, climate change governance, public policy, energy environmental systems, public participation, and sustainable development.