Almotaz Abadi

Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy

Union for the Mediterranean

Almotaz Abadi is the UfM Deputy Secretary General in charge of Water, Environment and Blue Economy since September 2022.

He was UfM Acting Deputy Secretary General for same division between Sept 2015-Aug 2016. At the UfM, he had led the initiatives to revitalize the water political process in the Mediterranean, including achieving a Ministerial Declaration and approving a regional water strategy.

Before the UfM, he was the director of the Aid Coordination & Management Unit with the donor community and the Government of Palestine in the water and related sectors.

Mr Abadi is an International and regional cooperation expert, engineering by training and accredit diplomat by experience. He developed his career during the last 20 years working with international donors, international and regional organizations as well as policy advisers to governments in the region.

He has a master’s degree in water resources management and another in Governance, continue his post graduate in leadership and multilateral cooperation on resources and cross border arrangements. Informal activities with the Civil society, Mr Abadi was part of groups who established the Green Buidling council in Palestine, Middle east water forum, and he is Alumni to IVLP program and Active member with the Pugwash group.


18:30 - 19:30 CET
MED Panels
From Sharm-el-Sheikh to Dubai: Time for Climate Action

with: Ranj Alaaldin, Almotaz Abadi, Karim Elgendy, Nadim Farajalla, Michael Haddad, Giampaolo Silvestri

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