Derasat Center recently held an online lecture titled “Environmental Challenges in GCC Countries”, presented by Dr. Sabah Aljenaid, Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems and the Environment at the Arabian Gulf University. This event was part of a lecture series, in which the Center invites academics to share their opinions on various topics.
The lecture took place on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 11am, by Zoom.
Dr. Sabah Aljenaid
Associate Professor – GIS and Environment, Arabian Gulf University
Dr. Aljenaid, associate Professor of GIS and Environment at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) Bahrain, has more than twenty-five years of professional experience (teaching and research) in the fields of Geographical Information Sciences (GISs) and remote sensing with a particular emphasis on vulnerability assessments and adaptation in climate change (VAA-CC) and sea-level rise (SLR) impacts on the coastal zone. Moreover, she is interested in facilitation and using GISs in mapping and modeling land use, land cover changes (LULCC), suitability-sensitivity sites, and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Since 2000, Dr. Aljenaid has worked as the technical facilitator for preparing National Communication- Climate Change for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Iraq in collaborating with UNEP-UNDP West Asia-Bahrain office under the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change-UNFCCC.
Dr. Aljenaid is a member of “Supreme Council for women” in Bahrain, a member of “Bahrain Young Ladies Association,” a member of “Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network- AWARENET,” a member of UNSIDR, Arab-STAG, and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) group. In addition, Dr. Aljenaid joined the ECO-System-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation group (ECO_DRR/CCA) for the MENA region.