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Habib El-Andaloussi

Habib El-Andaloussi is Chief Energy Section in Sustainable Development Policies Division in United Nations- Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) based in Beirut-Lebanon since May 2013.

He started his career in 1978 in Algeria in the energy sector before joining international organizations, and holding different positions in the Energy sector in France, Morocco and Lebanon.

- 1978 to 1989 (Algeria):  starting as Engineer at Sonelgaz (Societe Nationale de l’Electricite & du Gaz) then Head of Oil & Gas activities in Algerian Energy Ministry, in charge in particular of the National Programme on Natural Gas Distribution and the Rural Electrification Programme.

- 1990 to 2008 (France): he was Senior Natural Gas Analyst of OME (Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie – a think tank and association of some 33 major Oil & Gas Companies and energy operators in the Euro-Mediterranean area).

- 2009 to mid-2011 (Sophia Antipolis, France): he was the Energy Programme Officer in the Plan Bleu (Regional Activity Centre/UNEP/MAP) in charge of the Energy Program dealing with EE & RE activities in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries (SEMCs).

- 2011-May 2013 (Morocco): Head of the Office at Rabat, he was Deputy Team Leader for the EU funded project: "Paving the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan –PWMSP", he coordinated the project’s activities and worked extensively on knowledge transfer and capacity building activities to support sustainable energy policies in Mediterranean countries.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Gas Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris and Algerian Institute of Petroleum (1978).