Advisor to the Second Committee and Bilateral Affairs, Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations
Hana Alhashimi is an advisor to the committee on sustainable development at the UAE Mission to the UN in New York. As the focal-point for the World Summit on Information Systems review, she facilitates an intergovernmental agreement, leveraging the potential of ICTs as a critical driver of the sustainable development goals and the Post-2015 Action Agenda. As part of the team, she also supports the UAE’s leadership role in sustainable energy, gender empowerment and early childhood development, in partnership with key stakeholders around the world.
As the only Emirati at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Ms. Alhashimi played a pivotal role in the development of clean technology innovation programmes and accelerators in the UAE and broader Middle East and North African Region. Accordingly, she spearheaded initiatives creating opportunities for innovation and the commercialization of research and development in energy efficiency and renewable energy, particularly for entrepreneurs and Small- and Medium- Sized Enterprises.
Previously, Ms. Alhashimi established a university partnership for green building at Munich Advisors Group, through which architecture and engineering students in Germany and the Southern African Development Community collaborated to build schools.
Ms. Alhashimi graduated from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGIll University in Montreal, Canada, and obtained a Masters Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael.