Dr. Dalia Sakr has over 18 years of experience in energy and environment mainly in the MENA region. In the last seven years, she led IFC’s Resource Efficiency Program in the extended MENA region across 19 countries under the World Bank Group. This program aimed to mitigate climate change and improve the competitiveness of the private sector through increasing investments in clean technologies and supporting efficiency led savings in energy, water, materials. Dr. Sakr designed, initiated, and managed the implementation of key projects such as: pilot green building project in Lebanon in partnership with Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC), boiler energy efficiency in Pakistan with Cleaner Production Institute (CPI), fish canning sector CP Assessments in cooperation with Moroccan CP Center (CMPP), industrial standards and labels (energy efficient motors), and alternative fuel usage for cement sector study in Egypt. She supported Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC) in developing and formally inaugurating “ARZ” (Cedar in English) as Lebanon’s first voluntary green building rating system, initially targeting existing office buildings. The rating system scores buildings against nine sustainability modules, including energy, water, waste, materials, air quality, building management, and deployment of best-practice technologies. Dr. Sakr hold a PhD degree on Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology and Sustainability from the Erasmus Universiteit of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The Bachelor Degree is in Construction Engineering and the Master degree in Environmental Engineering from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. The Msc. research investigated the adoption of ISO 14001 by the top fifty construction contractors in Egypt. She also teaches Environmental Management System (EMS) graduate course at the American University in Cairo.
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