Ms. Jamie Cummings & Dr. Ahmed Rachid (AR) El-Khattabi are Stakeholder Forum’s newest Associates

Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi

Jamie Cummings

October 20, 2023 – Stakeholder Forum Director Irena Zubcevic is pleased to announce that Jamie Cummings and Ahmed Rachid (AR) El-Khattabi have become SF’s newest Associates. SF Associates are experts in the field of sustainable development with up to 5 years of experience and work with the organization to develop partnerships and programs that can promote SF’s mission and work.

Dr. El-Khattabi is an applied environmental economist whose research focuses on sustainable development, largely focusing on issues that intersect with urban water management. He has published in the areas of economic development, demand management, social/environmental justice, and sustainability/resilience. Dr. El-Khattabi, who holds degrees from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC), the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and Stanford University, is currently the Associate Director for Research and Data at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Environmental Finance Center.

Jamie Cummings is a vulnerability project manager of a Belmont Forum-funded grant, Re-Energize Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. She serves as the climate change focal point for Sendai Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conferences and COPs in both Sharm el Sheikh (2022) and Dubai (2023). During COP27, Jamie moderated a panel with the International Chamber of Commerce and spoke at a side event on ‘Localised Solutions to Reduce Climate Induced Loss & Damage for the Most Vulnerable.’

SF is very fortunate to have Jamie and AR join our team.  You can read more about them by going to Stakeholder Forum’s Fellows & Associates page.