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Amal Abou Hatab Sultan

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Academus Compound, Khaldeh

Beirut- Lebanon

( : +961-3-477960

       [email protected]

Lebanese, Married




  • Integrated environmental management including waste management, ecosystem management, introduction of cleaner production options, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment and environmental auditing.
  • Preparing action plans and managing financial resources including budgeting and preparing expenditures statements.
  • Networking with stakeholders including public, private, non-governmental and academic organizations.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Organizing meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Research, report writing, publications, and oral presentation.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Arabic.
  • Computer literacy: Windows, Word, Excel, Power point, Publisher, Project, ArcGIS, SPSS.


February 2013- to date

Technical officer at the Ministry of Environment - Department of Ecosystems.- The Institutional Strengthening of the Ministry of Environment – UNDP


February 2011- October  2012

Environmental Specialist at the Ministry of Environment - Department of Ecosystems.- the Embassy of Italy in Lebanon.

Assisting the Department of Ecosystems in smoothly executing its mandate as set by Decree 2275/2009 Article 21 through:

  • Monitoring the performance of the nature reserves managing team.
  • Reviewing and monitoring the financial records of the protected areas related to the financial contributions from MoE.
  • Reviewing and monitoring Budgets, Internal by-laws and Management plans prepared by nature reserves managing team.
  • Field inspecting as part of Ecosystem department’s monitoring strategy.
  • Responding to inquiries, requests and complaints submitted to the department of Ecosystem.





Project Manager: “Supporting the Judiciary System in the Enforcement of Environmental Legislation” Short term consultancy. Ministry of Environment in Lebanon.

  • Developing the “Environmental Expert Testimony database”.
  • Collecting and listing the potential different types of eco-cides that may end up in the courts of justice through a litigation
  • Matching the different experts with the corresponding litigation ( for presenting an expert witness report)
  • Preparing templates for expert witness’s reports.


May-July 2009


Environmental Consultant, ELARD Consulting Group

  • Drafting, reviewing and editing EIA reports for Oil and Gas projects.




Regional Project Assistant: “Integrated waste management for the olive oil pressing industries in Lebanon, Syria & Jordan” funded by EU, managed by UNDP& implemented by the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon.

  • Assisting in all administrative, financial and operational aspects of the project.
  • Organizing conferences, workshops and events.
  • Reporting on project progress, expenditures and finances.
  • Following-up on financial matters.
  • Preparing contractual documents (consulting contracts, staff employment agreements, sub-contracts, and procurement) in adherence with UNDP requirements.
  • Assisting and participating in the implementation of the project activities, and related research.
  • Providing technical/administrative support and assistance to the project consultants and partners.
  • Liaising with different project partners and stakeholders, including NGO’s, private and public entities.
  • Developing training and awareness material and technical manuals and guidelines.
  • Conducting environmental audits in industries.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of technical outputs, personnel and project’s progress.


Environmental Consultant: Free lance.

Working on the following:

  • National Action Plan (NAP) for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea from land-based pollution (UNEP, GEF and MOE Lebanon), July, 2005.
  • The feasibility for establishing a distillation unit in Chouf area, May, 2005.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for “Ammiq Recreational Center” in Ammiq wetland Lebanon, June 2004.
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for a policy promoting the use of renewable energy in Lebanon, April 2004.



Graduate assistant: American University of Beirut, Faculty of Agriculture & Food Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences.

  • Conducting research on the effect of Provenance on Essential Oil Composition of Two Native Lebanese Plants: Salvia triloba L. and Origanum ehrinbergii Boiss.



Graduate assistant: American University of Beirut, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

  • Preparing Natural Resource Management Plan for Chekka Coastal Area.
  • Investigating the Toxicological and Health Effects on Fuel Station Workers in the Greater Beirut Area and its Suburbs.



Volunteer research assistant: American University of Beirut, Department of Chemistry.


  • Working on an experimental study of the dynamics of periodic precipitation.



Research assistant: American University of Beirut, Department of Biochemistry.

  • Conducting research on Copper-Stimulated Adenosine Triphosphatase from Rat Liver

Isolation and Kinetic Characterization

  • Conducting research on the Nutritional Values of Vegetables Grown Hydroponically





M.Sc. in “Ecosystem Management”: American University of Beirut, Lebanon.



B.Sc. in “Chemistry”: United Arab Emirates University, UAE.



Soufi M. S., Safa, A. I. and Sultan, A. A. (1997). “Wastewater Hydroponics: The Nutritional Values of Vegetables Grown Hydroponically”, Proceedings of the Second Specialty Conference on Environmental Progress in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, Manama, Bahrain.

Sultan, R., Al-Kassem, N., Sultan, A.and Salem, N. (2000). “Periodic Trends in Precipitate Patterning Schemes Involving Two Salts”. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2, 3155-3162.


TRAINING Workshops, Conferences & Courses

  • Fourth meeting for SAP BIO National Correspondents & Eleventh meeting of focal points for SPAs. UNEP/MAP, RAC/SPA, Rabat, Morocco, July 2013
  • Workshop on the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)”. MoA, May, 2013.
  • Workshop on “Capacity Development Process on Forest Ecosystem- Based Adaptation (FE-bA)” MoA, Beirut, Lebanon, February, 2013.
  • Sub-regional workshop “Strengthening capacities to increase finance for sustainable land management through climate change financing mechanisms in West Asian countries”. UNCCD/GM, Tunisia, September, 2012.
  • Third Steering Committee Meeting of the Strategic Partnership for the Mediteranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem. UNEP/MAP, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012.
  • H2020 regional workshop: “Ecosystem based management in the Mediterranean”. Athens, December 2011.
  • Training in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), American University of Beirut, 2003.
  • Training on the use of analytical instruments: Gas Chromatography (GC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Atomic Absorption (AA), JULFAR Pharmaceutical Company, 1988-1990.


Membership in Clubs, societies & ngos


UN Volunteer, 2005 - persent

Member, Greenline, 2003-2005

Member of IBSAR research group, AUB, 2002-2003.

Member, Yoga Club, AUB, 2002-2003.

Head of Chemistry Students Society, UAE University, 1988-1990.