Wahba, Sameh

Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice

Biography

Sameh Wahba is the global director for the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, in Washington, DC. This Global Practice—which also covers territorial development, geospatial, and results-based financing issues—has a portfolio of close to US$30 billion in commitments in investment projects, Program-for-Results financing, and development policy lending and employs about 450 staff members. He has more than 25 years of experience in urban planning, housing, land and slum upgrading, ...