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Amal Dababseh, a Ph.D. candidate at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), focuses on analyzing and modeling climate change long-term impacts on food security in the GCC. Prior to joining MI, she was the regional advisor for the FAO Regional Office in Cairo. Leading the development and implementation of the GEF Program. She was the Managing Director of ESTiDAMA for Environment, a consultancy firm based in Amman and work at the regional level, www.estidama-jo.com for a couple of years. Prior to that, she was the Director of Sustainable Development, Amman Institute for Urban Development/Greater Amman Municipality, Jordan. Ms. Dababseh was responsible for the development and monitoring of Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management related programs and projects at Ai. She has also years of experience working in the area of environmental sustainability, including overseeing a national project on Sustainable Development for Serving Local Communities (Jordanian NGO), coordinating the "Water and Environment Programme" at a local research center, and leading the Environment & Energy Unit at the UNDP Jordanian country office. Through her work, Ms. Dababseh has worked to build partnerships with local and international organizations; developed sustainability programs, projects, and strategies; and implemented them at local and regional levels. In addition to representing Jordan in over 50 international conferences. She has worked in more than 25 countries, many of them are least developed or developing countries. Ms. Dababseh has published many articles and reports related to environmental protection, climate change and cities, and management. Ms. Dababseh received a B.Sc. in Geology and Environment Sciences with honors from the Hashemite University and an M.Sc. with honors in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Jordan. She is a member of the first class of the Catto Environmental Fellowship and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.