Prior to working at For Science, the Arabic edition of Scientific American, Dalia Abel Salam worked for 22 years as environment and water editor at Al Ahram Hebdo, an Egyptian weekly newspaper in the French language. An award-winning journalist based in Cairo, Egypt, she was the regional winner for French-speaking Africa of the Reuters-IUCN 2006 media award for excellence in environmental journalism and was honored with a trophy during the UN Climate Conference in Nairobi 2006. Over the past 22 years, she wrote hundreds of features on climate change, pollution, water resources, biodiversity, recycling and many other environmental topics. She is an active member in many NGOs and media networks including the Egyptian Water Partnership, the Arab Office for Youth and Environment and the Water Media Network. She was a board member of the Arab Science Journalists Association and co-directed the 7th World Conference for Science Journalists held in Doha, Qatar in 2011. She is a media consultant for national, regional and international organizations. His Excellency the Minister the Environment hired her as a consultant in three events (in Cairo and Cancun) during 2015 and 2016. Dalia is also an environmental reporting trainer. Since 2006, she has been acting as coordinator of the African Network of Environmental Journalists for Northern Africa. In 2015, she was chosen to represent the MENA region in the Orientation Council of L’Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable, based in Quebec City, Canada.
Sessions as a Moderator
- Marriott Marquis: Salon 8