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Marie Therese Merhej Seif

Marie Therese Merhej Seif Marie Therese Seif

Holding a Master Degree in Architecture-Fine Arts Lebanese University (INBA) Beirut 1984.

Diploma in Photography from University Kaslik (USEK)1985.

Sworn Expert in civil Engineering at Lebanese Court 1988.

Sworn Expert in civil Engineering at Central Bank & Banking Control Commission from 2000.

Completed several Courses in Arbitrators and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) from 2000.

Holding a Diploma in Real Estate from Massachusetts Education Requirements for sales person (USA) 2002.

Completed several courses in Arbitrators in Engineering and Membership in Islamic Countries 2005 (Judge Arbitrator B).

Completed several courses in FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) Conditions of contacts 2006.

Several courses in Planning, Scheduling &Controlling with Primavera project planner 2007.

UNEP Representatives for West Asia Region at the Major Groups and Stakeholders Preparatory Meeting, Open Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR) in February 14-19, 2016 in Nairobi

Preparing my PHD in Environmental Engineering.


Membership in professional bodies:

President of Human Environmental Association for Development (HEAD) (2009-present)

Member of the Political Board ofGreen Party Lebanon (2008-2011)

Member of the Executive Council of Cultural Council-Byblos (1984-present)

Member of the Committee Natural Reserve of Bentael (1994-2009)

Member of the Executive committee of the Lebanese Environmental Forum (LEF)(1998-present)

Member of the Arab network for Environment & Development (RAED) 2003.

Member of Environmental Committee in OEA Order of Engineering Beirut.(2006-president)

Member of Lebanese Japanese Association for Culture and Business Men 2010.

Member of Steering committee in GIZ representing NGO’S in Lebanon 2011

  Professional Experience

Participation in media interviews as needed defending Environmental issues.

Participation in national and international events including conferences and resources mobilization and negotiation.

Lobby with the Lebanese government and Parliament in promoting environment policies and regulations.

Participation in the Regional Consultative Meeting ,West Asia, Middle East& North African Region Cairo Egypt,23&24 June,2008 with ISDR &Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Switzerland.

Participation in the Regional Civil Society Consultation GC/GMEF in preparation for COP15, take place on 2-4Nov. 2008 with the participation of UNEP/ROWA/WSSD/NGO’S in Muscat-Oman.

Participation in Arab Economic Social& Development Summit Workshop on 17-19Jan ,2009,Kuwait (Private Sector &Civil Society Forum)under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Nasser El Muhammad Al Hamad Al Sabah , Prime Minister of Kuwait.

Represent the party & HEAD in strengthening its national relationships, building alliances and mobilizing resources nationally.

Participation in the Civil Society Dialogue on Mediterranean Processes with MIO-ECSDE,RAED, 1-4 November, 2009, Cairo, Egypt

Participation in the Statement/ recommendations of the West Asia Regional Consultation Meeting of Major Groups and Stakeholders in Preparation for the

12th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) and 26th Session of the Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-26/GMEF) 30 November- 1 December 2010, Beirut, Lebanon

Participation in Workshop (Horizon 2020 Capacity Building Mediterranean Environment Program

Effective involvement of the Media and NGOs in the de-pollution of the Mediterranean Sea” Cairo, 15-16 October 2011

Participation in the Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting for Rio +20 (Cairo, October14 2011)with the collaboration of ESCWA-UNEP.

Participation in the Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting final Draft for Rio +20 (Cairo, 16-17 October 2011)

Participation of NGOs in the upcoming COP 17 in Durban Negotiation Meetings from November 26 to December 9, 2011.

 Training and special skills:

Attended and provided support to several national training courses on the role of citizens and non- governmental organizations in policy making, environment and conservation, development and strategic development.

Participated in several international conferences and training activities on environmental issues in many countries including (Malaysia, Egypt, Oman, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi ,Tunis, Athens, …)

Implementation of awareness campaigns targeting the public at large and the educational sector including schools and universities


Researches & WORKSHOPS DONE:

Under the Patronage ofthe Ministry of Environment(Lebanon)

Planning management Plans for protected Areas (Nov.1999)

Proposal Design and Preparation (August 1999)

Management of Nature Reserves-phase one (Nov.2000)

Collaboration Management (3-4 Nov.2000)

Management of Nature Reserves-phase Two: Ecotourism-Rural Developments” (25-26 Nov.2000)

Co-Management of Natural Resources IUCN publication (9Janv.2001).

Cooperation between ministry of Environment and NGO’S (30 Janv.2001)

Environmental Impact Assessment Training Workshop (Word Bank- METAP)(June 2001).

Introduction to strategic Planning, Project Cycle management and Fundraising & Fundraising for NGO’S(10-12 May 2001).

Course arrangement by NGO, Ministry of Environment, UNDP,

Project Cycle Management & Fundraising” for NGO’S (10-11- 12May2004).

Workshop Biodiversity: Reserves in Lebanon” (11 Nov.2004)

Workshop organized by development GATEWAY & CRTDA for social development (KYSD) 20 Nov.2004 (Byblos).

Preparing a Regional “Green Building workshop “on contribution with OEA Beirut, Liba-Jica under the umbrella of MOE/0ct 2010.

Preparing a National workshop on collaboration with HSS ,Ministry of Industry and HEAD “Clean Production” 2012.

Part of the Delegation representing Lebanese NGO’s in RIO+20 to Brazil, with RAED June 2012 .

Representing NGO’s in UNEP to prepare the statement represented in COP18 DOHA, Nov 2012

Under the Patronage of Ministry of Tourism (Athens)

Between Lebanon & Syria

Collaborate in Workshop in Athens (Fairtour) Project Tourism Development (1-5Nov.2004)

Collaborate and organize the workshop in Beirut “Riviera Hotel”

Tourism Development between Lebanon &Syria with the” Center European Constitutional Law ”CECL & LEF

Under the Patronage of Ministry of Tourism (Lebanon)

Social, Cultural &Heritage workshop in Byblos-Organized by APSAD,

UNESCO & Ministry of Tourism (13 Nov.2004)

 Special interests:

Cultural and social activities


Traveling (Discovering new culture)


Arabic, English, French



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