Chief, Innovation Section, UN-ESCWA
Dr. Nibal Idlebi is the chief of Innovation Section at the United Nation-Economic Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) and a senior expert in Knowledge Society and ICT for Development.
She has extensive experience in the area of e-services, especially e-government, e-commerce and Digital Arabic Content.
Dr. Idlebi led a number of regional initiatives for developing knowledge society in the Arab region such as “Promoting Digital Arabic content through Incubation”.
Before joining ESCWA, Dr. Idlebi was the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Communications and Technology (MCT) in Syria. She participated in the formulation of the National ICT Strategy for Social and Economic Development and coordinated the activities of the Strategic ICT Programme for Social and Economic Development implemented in cooperation between UNDP and the Ministry.
Dr. Idlebi also worked at the Higher Institute of Applied Science & Technology (HIAST) in Damascus for more than 8 years as a lecturer in computer architecture and parallel processing.
Dr. Nibal Idlebi has an engineering degree from “Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec)” in France, a “Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA)” with specialization in operating systems and software engineering from “Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Informatique et de Mathematique Appliquee de Grenoble (ENSIMAG)” in France, and a Ph.D in computer science from Nancy 1 University in France with a specialization in Parallel Processing.