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Abdelwahab Afefe

Ecologist and Conservation Planner
Nature Conservation Sector, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

Abdelwahab is a Consultant for Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas Management.
He worked for over 14 years as Ecologist and Conservation Planner for Biodiversity at Nature Conservation Sector within the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency. He represents the Egyptian Government as a national focal point for the Arab states network of plant genetic resources under the League of Arab States (LAS) from 2012 until now. He is also a focal point of EEAA at the National scientific committee of plant for the implementation of CITES Convention in Egypt from 2008. In addition, Abdelwahab selected as member of the official Egyptian delegation during the Conference of the Parties 14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2018).
In addition, he got a membership of two commissions within the IUCN: the World Commission of Protected Areas (WCPA) and the Commission of Ecosystem Management (CEM). He also got membership of Sub-Global Assessment Network (UNEP-WCMC). Abdelwahab selected as first responsible person for the Agricultural Biodiversity Work Programme in EEAA from 2006. He also got a grant from the UNESCO national competition for young scientists to implement research in environmental field.
Abdelwahab obtained his BSc in Agricultural sciences, MSc in Plant ecology and PhD in field of climate change working on Mangrove forests ecology. Also, he got a scholarship from Italy; where he studied the Sustainable Agriculture and got a postgraduate diploma in this field.
He also prepared and updating a first online flora database and flora herbarium of Egyptian wild flora at national level at official website of Egyptian Environmental Agency.
Abdelwahab published many research articles, reports, and posters in the field of biodiversity and collaborated with several national and international projects related to biodiversity assessment and conservation.

Expertise: 
Access and benefits sharing
Biodiversity mainstreaming
Biosafety
Ecosystem services
Genetic diversity
Habitat fragmentation and degradation
Invasive alien species
Spatial planning
Sustainable production and consumption
Sustainable resource management
NBSAP Role: 
Consultant
Spoken Languages: 
Other Languages: 
Arabic; Italian
Countries of Focus: 
Member Since: 
December 2014