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“The Tripoli Special Economic Zone: Piloting Public Private Partnerships for Economic Growth in Lebanon”, public lecture by Sateh El-Arnaout

Subject: Tripoli
Speaker: Sateh El-Arnaout
Date: Nov 9, 2011 At 15:00
City: Beirut
Address: Auditorium B, College Hall, AUB campus

The Masters in Urban Planning and Policy in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut cordially invites you to a public lecture entitled “The Tripoli Special Economic Zone: Piloting Public Private Partnerships for Economic Growth in Lebanon” by Sateh El-Arnaout [World Bank, Senior Urban and Regional Development Specialist in the MENA Region] on wednesday November 9th, 2011 at 3.00 pm at Auditorium B (College Hall, AUB).

Dr. Sateh El-Arnaout is a Senior Urban and Regional Development Specialist at the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa Region - He brings more than twenty-five (25) years of experience in areas such as private sector participation in infrastructure development and finance, municipal finance and intergovernmental fiscal transfers, housing and land management, urban and regional development, post conflict reconstruction, climate change and disaster risk management - He was involved on projects in eighteen (18) countries covering the United Kingdom, Georgia, Iran, Pakistan, East Timor, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering in 1986 from Imperial College, University of London and became a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the United Kingdom. In 1989, he was awarded the “Sir Benjamin Baker” medal by the "Institution of Civil Engineers", UK for his research work on asset management in the United Kingdom.
During 2007-2010, he was seconded from the World Bank to the Ministry of Finance and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Lebanon. During that period, he provided policy advice to the Government of Lebanon in areas related to the International Conference for Support to Lebanon-Paris III, policy reforms, post-conflict reconstruction following the 2006 war by Israel and the 2007 Nahr El-Bared conflict, infrastructure reforms, special economic zones, regional development, regional integration and border area management. He currently manages a large urban and infrastructure portfolio in the GCC, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya.
This event is held in collaboration with The Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy at AUB


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