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Shada El Sharif

Jordan Environment Fund (JEF)
Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Shada is currently Director of the Jordan Environment Fund (JEF), a national financing
vehicle with a mandate to advance sustainable development and green growth in Jordan.

She has previously served as Director of the Clean Tech sector at the USAID funded
Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP), leading interventions in policy development,
capacity building, investment promotion and job creation within vital sub-sectors such as
the growing market for electric vehicles (EV) in Jordan.

Shada has also had diverse, regional experience in sustainability consulting, project development, as well as strategic leadership of projects and teams. Shada is passionate about building partnerships and mobilizing stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and international
community, towards common sustainable development goals in the MENA region and
beyond. Shada is specialized in the areas of low carbon development, climate change
policy / finance, and clean technology, having delivered projects and papers on these
topics in regional and international settings.

Shada is a member of the Euro- Mediterranean Nexus Think Thank (NTT), and served as a member of the Board of the Jordan Green Building Council (JGBC). She is also a certified trainer of the AEE Renewable Energy Professional (REP) course, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and a LEED
Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She holds MEng and BSc degrees in Environmental
Engineering from Cornell University.