Bio & CV

Professor Dr. Mohsen Aboulnaga has more than 35 years of experience in higher education, government, senior management, and consultancy in Sustainable Development and Sustainable Energy, including energy efficiency and renewable energy, energy policy development, and green cities as well as climate change adaptation and academic positions. Dr. Aboulnaga is a Professor of Sustainable Built Environments at Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and Government Strategy and Policy Advisor. He is also an Associate and Senior consultant – Strategy and Sustainable Development at Oil and Gas Skills (OGS) - the Human Development arm of the Ministry of Petroleum and an Associate Expert at the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) where he represented it at the high level meeting at the European Commission - Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) in Ispra, Italy to review the Guidebook for South-ENPI. He is an expert on sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable urban development; including, energy efficiency, green building, and green and smart cities in developing countries, Gulf region, and worldwide. His area of competency includes strategy planning, policy development, low-carbon society, green cities and sustainable building as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation. Other areas of expertise incslude capacity building and coaching training on strategic planning, leadership, and develop corporations’ vision, as well as strategic goals and action plans to attain Sustainable Development and report SDGs. Between December 2014 and till date, Dr. Aboulnaga has been appointed by the European Union and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFAs) a Senior Adviser and National Expert of the “Clean Energy Savings Mediterranean Cities – CES-MED” project, a funded project by the European Union (2013-2018). In October 2015, Dr. Aboulnaga has been appointed Senior Expert by Human Dynamics Consortium – KG to develop the CES-MED National Recommendation Report (NRR) on Sustainable Urban and Energy Savings Actions (SUESA) for Egypt, as part of CES-MED project. In May 2016, he has been appointed by EU and MoFAs, the National Expert of CES-MED project in Egypt – Associated to Transitions - Sustainability Consultant – Paris, France to develop the Sustainable Energy Savings Climate Action Plan (SECAP) for the Governorate of Red Sea and Governorate of Luxor – Egypt. Dr Aboulnaga has been invited Expert and participated in the 5thSteering Committee Meeting (5th of May), as part of the framework of the European Union funded projects "Cleaner and Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities" (CES-MED) and "Sustainable Urban Demonstration Energy Projects" (SUDEP), and the high-level conference on the Role of Local Authorities in Sustainable Energy Al-Skhirat, Morocco, 4-7May, 2015. Furthermore, Dr Aboulnaga is a Senior Expert on Sustainable Urban Development & Green cities, Union for Mediterranean, (UfM), Barcelona. Dr. Aboulnaga is a former Strategy & Policy Advisor – Environment & Infrastructure at The Prime Minister’s Office of the UAE (Feb 2009–April 2010) responsible for implementing and monitoring the federal Government Strategy (cycle 2008-2010). Prior to that, he held a position in the Capacity of Strategy and Policy Advisor at The Executive Council, Government of Dubai (May 2007–Jan 2009) where he developed many strategic projects, namely Dubai Government green building policy 2007, Dubai Urban Heat Island Effect and Orthophoto Flyover project in collaboration with LBNL in USA, Detailed policy for a Sustainable Dubai Urban Development Framework 2020 and Green Building Guidelines for UAE Ministry of Public Works and LAS (Jan 2009). Dr. Aboulnaga founded the Emirates Green Building Council in 2006 and was elected the first chairman of the Council and Board of Directors. Dr Aboulnaga holds an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals, USA. He is also an Associate Partner at European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) in Austria since 2010; and a registered expert with UNEP and ESCWA since 1997. In Dec 2013, he participated in the European Commission – Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) expert meeting in Ispra, Italy to review the Sustainable Energy Guidebook for ENPI South countries. Prof Aboulnaga is a lead author of four books by Springer, the most recent are "Biomimetic Architecture and Its Role in Developing Sustainable, Regenerative, and Livable Cities: Global Perspectives and Approaches in the Age of COVID-19", "Resilience of Infoal Reas in Megacities" and “Urban Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries” as well as more than 50 book chapters by Springer Nature and Elsevier. He has been invited keynote speaker & speaker to more than 450 international and regional conferences, seminars, workshops and training programs; and has more than 250 international publications and presentations. In addition, he is an external Examiner of the Ph.D. panel at University of Sheffield, UK. He taught at University of Leeds and American University in Dubai. Dr. Aboulnaga is currently teaching at Cairo University.