Lama has 15+ years of work experience in the environmental field, 12 of which are as an Environmentaland Social specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC part of the World Bank Group).
She has worked on a wide range of projects across Middle East and North Africa (MENA), sub-SaharanAfrica, and the Latin America region. Many of Lama’s projects include complex infrastructure such ashydropower development on a transboundary watershed in Pakistan, as well as the world largest solarpark – the Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt.
Lama has also been engaged in the UNFCCC climate change negotiations from 2009-2014 as a climate policy officer, and again in 2022, working with governments in the Arab region to reduce their GHG emissions whilst following both the mitigation andadaptation tracks with Climate Action Network-International (CAN-I).
Lama currently lectures as an Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Washington DC, on courses related to InternationalWaters, Sustainability Science, Environmental Risk Assessment, and Watershed Dynamics.
Lama has a Bachelors degree (B.Sc.) in Construction Engineering, a Masters degree (M.Sc.) in Environmental Engineering, and a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in sustainability and sustainable development.