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National Focal Points

The SEIS national focal points (NFPs) are the main counterparts and lead the project’s activities at national level. They are high-level officials appointed by the ministry responsible for the environment and the national statistical office. They ensure national coordination and implementation by establishing links to relevant experts in other ministries and national organisations responsible for particular thematic areas addressed under the ENI SEIS II South Support Mechanism.





The overall method of implementation of the project is to build on the Eionet model in the ENP South region.

Eionet is a partnership network of the EEA and its member and cooperating countries, involving more than 1 000 experts and 350 national institutions across Europe.

The NFPs work closely with the national implementation team (NIT) to drive the projects in their countries. The NIT — the leading appointed authority — comprises experts from relevant ministries and institutions involved in the different environmental thematic areas. Establishing links to relevant expertise in other ministries and national administrations is a step towards setting up coordination structures at national level. The NIT brings together different expertise around the joint task of securing transparent access to environmental information.

In addition, support through dedicated national assistants is anticipated to ensure the continuous engagement of national stakeholders and efficiency of the NIT’s work, as well as coordination of project events and implementation of activities at country level.

Country Name Organisation Position

Ms Sophia Azouani

Ministère de l'Environnement et des Energies renouvelables

Directrice de coordination technique du réseau Observatoire National de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (ONEDD)

Mrs Fathia Ghemmaz

Office National des Statistiques (ONS)

Chef d'Etudes à la Direction des Statistiques régionales,

Agricoles et de la Cartographie


Mr Mohamed Meatemed Mohamed Eissawy

Ministry of Environment, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)

Head of Environmental Indicators & reports Unit

Mr Emad Mahrous

Egypt Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)

General Director of  Environmental Statistics Department


Dr (Ms) Orna Matzner

Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP)

Head of Science Unit /

Chief Scientist Office

Dr (Mr) Moshe Yanai

Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS)

Head of agriculture, environment and energy statistics sector


Ms Enas Mohammad Alarabyat

Department of Statistics (DOS)


Mr Ali Almashini

Ministry of Environment (MoE)

Head of State of Environment & Environmental Indicators Section


Mrs Nadia Al Ahmar Jabbour

Lebanese Ministry of Environment

Acting Head of Service Planning and Programming

Dr (Ms) Ghalia Hamami

Central Administration for Statistics Lebanon

Economist, Water Utility specialist


Dr (Mr) Mohamed Hamouda 

Libyan Environment General Authority (EGA)

Senior Advisor


Mr Mustafa Terhzaz

Secretariat chargé du Développement Durable

Chef de l’Observatoire National de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable

Mrs Kada Sakina

Haut Commissariat au Plan – Direction de la Statistiques

Chef de la Division des statistiques générales


Mr Khaled Salem

Palestinian Environment Quality Authority (EQA) / Directorate General of Environmental Resources

Director Information Systems, GIS &RS Department

Mr Aisar Tumeh

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)



Ms Samira Nefzi

Observatoire Tunisien de l’environnement et du développement durable (OTEDD) / Agence Nationale de Protection de l’Environnement (ANPE) /

Chef de service

Mr Karim Salah

Institut National de la Statistique (INS) / Direction des comptes dérivés Direction centrale de la comptabilité nationale

Chef de service des statistiques et comptes de l'environnement

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Latest update:  February 2020