talk+water: Léna Salamé

talk+water: Léna Salamé

lena-salameTexas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Léna Salamé, who  served in the United Nations’ system for 17 years as the strategic and operational coordinator of its programme on water conflict and cooperation. She played a central role in the development and promotion of the modern concept of hydro-diplomacy. Salamé served in the United Nations’ system for 17 years as the strategic and operational coordinator of its programme on water conflict and cooperation. She played a central role in the development and promotion of the modern concept of hydro-diplomacy.

Salamé conceived around a 100 training courses and capacity building activities on international law, conflict management, confidence building and cooperation processes. She trained over 1500 persons on related topics. She also lectured in over 200 international events around the world. She was born and raised in a multicultural environment. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic and enjoys a conversational level in Spanish. Salamé graduated from the Sorbonne University in Paris as a lawyer in international public law. She specialized in conflict management and mediation, at a Harvard-MIT-Tufts joint programme and MWI, Boston, respectively.

She is a member of the Program on International Negotiation Training (POINT) network. She serves as a Trustee for Water Witness International and is currently affiliated to the University of Geneva. She provides consultancy services to various universities, NGOs, IGOs and national governments.

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