AboutDR. NIHAL EL-MEGHARBEL
Nihal El-Megharbel is currently the Urban Policies, Governance and Legislation Program Manager, UNHABITAT, Egypt program. Dr. El-Megharbel was the Vice Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, for Monitoring. El-Megharbel was also the Senior Assistant to the Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform for Economic Affairs. During the period 2014-2016, she led a group of more than 200 experts, academicians, representatives of civil society and private sector, and government officials to develop the "Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030", considered as the long term strategy for Egypt aligning national objectives to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr. El-Megharbel is also responsible for implementing a comprehensive agenda for reforming the planning and monitoring system including developing a new planning law, improving public investment management, enhancing the institutional setup for result based management, inclusive planning, and monitoring and evaluation system. She is also deeply involved in developing a capacity building strategy for planning units within the Ministry and in line Ministries.
Before joining the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, Dr. El-Megharbel was an Expert, at the Arab Planning Institute (API) in Kuwait. Before joining API, she was the director of the Local Administration Reform Unit, Ministry of State for Local Development. She was a member of the Euro- Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM). Previously, she was the head of the economic affairs unit, Decentralization Support Unit, Ministry of State for Local Development. Dr. El-Megharbel was also Principal Economist in the technical office of the Minister of Trade and Industry. Before joining the Ministry of Trade and Industry, she was a Principal Economist at the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES). She was also the Studies and Policy Support Unit Manager at the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC).
TOWARDS ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN EGYPT
- Operationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on cohesive and innovative solutions for peace, planet, people and prosperity
- Exploring the new United Nations Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) and its positive impact on SDS
- Sustainable construction methods and technologies required for a sustainable future
Theme: Women in Construction