Ms. Chouchani Cherfane previously served as Chief of the Water Resources Section for 12 years and led the Technology and Enterprise Development Team and the Private Sector and Enterprise Development Section at ESCWA. She also served as an Economic Affairs Officer in the Trade, Investment and Enterprise Development Section, with focus on the relationship between trade and environment. Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked for the Harvard Institute for International Development and the World Bank on regional environmental initiatives in the Mediterranean.
Ms. Chouchani Cherfane holds a MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston), with doctorate studies completed in the areas of Development Economics, International Environment and Resource Policy, and Law and Development. Her undergraduate B.S.F.S. degree in International Relations and Certificate in Arab Studies is from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (Washington, D.C.)