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Jessica Obeid

Jessica is a Chief Energy Engineer at the United Nations Development Program and has worked on renewable energy deployment within the private, public and non-profit sectors, and on creating energy models for rural and high refugee influx areas. Throughout her career, she contributed to several renewable energy assessments and policies.
She’s a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office International Leaders Fellow and US State Department’s TechWomen Fellow. She has additionally participated in energy exchange programs and missions led by the World Bank and League of Arab States, and GIZ, in South Korea, Germany, and recently in the UAE.
She is also the Founder of MentorSHE, a mentorship and capacity building program for women in decision-making, and winner of the US State Department Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Competition in 2013.
Jessica is a contributing author and invited speaker on Energy and Women in STEM, and took part of several local and international conferences, and delivered talks at the UNHQ in Nairobi, Rice University in Houston, and the past Meera Kaul Foundation’s Global WiSTEM conferences. She also chaired the Energy Track day at the Global WiSTEM Conference in Dubai in 2016.
She also serves as an executive board member to several NGOs, and has received a Community Ambassador award for her civic engagement.
Jessica has been selected by the International Institute of Education as part of the global Impact Alumni in 2014 and was previously featured as Top 10 Tech Women in the Middle East and North Africa in the International Business Times.
Jessica holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Lebanese American University and a Masters’ degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations from Paris Sud University.

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