Acile joined IHA’s Research and policy team in March 2021. Her work focuses on identifying and encouraging best practice approaches on gender equality for the hydropower sector. She supports the delivery of a baseline report for women’s representation in the hydropower sector and assists in tracking hydropower development progress, especially in Africa.
She has experience conducting research on climate change, public health, water and wastewater treatment, and in water & sanitation. She worked on various projects including conducting environmental audits in various industries, developing new modelling tools and conducted computational risk assessments on contamination of groundwater from nitrogen-containing compounds from pit latrines. She is fluent in French, English and Arabic.
Acile holds a PhD in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering and a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. She also holds a BSc in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut. She is a chess nerd, boxing enthusiast and a pole dancing beginner.