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Tunisia and Italy Shine Light on How Regional Electricity Trade Can Help Stabilize the Region

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Apr 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has never faced such significant stress on its ageing infrastructure like it does today, with one of the most telling being the substantial increase in the need for electricity. It is estimated that electricity demand in the MENA region will increase by 84% by 2020. Tunisia has the opportunity to avoid such dire situation if an inter-regional cooperation with Italy is forged. 


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Fanny Missfeldt-Ringius

Fanny Missfeldt-Ringius is a Senior Energy Economist in the Energy and Environment Unit for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank.

Moëz Cherif

Moëz Cherif is a senior energy economist at the World Bank. He is based in Washington and focuses on the Maghreb region.  He has 18 years’ experience in the energy sector, starting out as an energy market analyst before joining the World Bank Group. He worked for seven years in West Africa on the development of production projects and on the reform of the power sector. Prior to that, he was an economist in IFC’s Infrastructure Department. He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Sameh Mobarek

Sameh is Senior Counsel and legal advisor to the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice with 25 years of experience in energy project finance and public-private partnerships globally.  He has a law degree from Loyola University Chicago, an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University.


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