Ms. Roula Majdalani is Director of the Sustainable Development Policies Division (SDPD) at the United Nations – Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in Lebanon. During her career with SDPD, she served as the First Economic Affairs Officer in the Water Resources Section, and the Chief of the Technical Cooperation Section in the Program Planning and Technical Cooperation Division. Prior to that, Ms. Majdalani served as the Human Settlements Officer, working on urban management and housing issues. She was also assigned to the United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa as a Political Observer to monitor the first transition of the country to democratic rule.
Ms. Majdalani holds a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Syracuse University and early on in her career worked with Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (London) as an urban planner working on a range of urban development projects in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and Morocco.