Salma Samaha

Salma Samaha

Salma Samaha is a Landscape Engineer with a PhD in Cultural Landscape from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy, a Master degree in Landscape and Territory Planning from the University of Aix-Marseille in France and an Agriculture Engineering diploma from USEK in Lebanon. She co-founded in 1998, the Landscape and Territory Planning department at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Agriculture and has served as department chair since 2013. Her professional and academic expertise includes Landscape infrastructure, Landscape restoration, Landscape integration and impact studies. As the FAO national consultant, she prepared the National Work Plan of the “Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism FLRM”. She has initiated a collaborative project between UN-ESCWA and the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture for the development of the “Guidelines for Roads Landscape Design to Enhance Roads Safety”. Salma is a co-founder and the vice-president of the Lebanese Landscape Association LELA, affiliated to IFLA and currently Landscape Advisor of the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture.