• Primary Program Solutions Productization
  • Research Interests Machine Learning Engineering and Modeling, Data-Driven Research, Realtime Data, Big Data and Analytics.


Alswaina is a Senior Data and Models Solutions Associate in the Solutions Productization (S&P) department leading machine learning and data engineering, data architecture, and models analytics solutions in the fields of computer science, climate, and energy. He is a member of the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (CAMP) project where he handles the GCAM-KSA model processing scalability on the cloud. Before joining KAPSARC, Fahad worked in academia where he taught courses on programming and cloud computing at the University of Bridgeport. He worked in the industry as a data scientist at Arcon Distributed in the United States and as a software engineer/research assistant at KACST – Satellite Technology Center, Riyadh.

Alswaina holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from UB, Connecticut, an M.Sc. in Computer Science from California Lutheran University, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from King Saud University, Riyadh. He has also published in ranked peer-reviewed journals specializing in artificial intelligence and information security.


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  • Discussion paper
Closing the Investment Gap to Achieve Paris Agreement Goals

Closing the Investment Gap to Achieve Paris Agreement Goals

This study aims to assess the alignment of global sustainable financial flows with transition investment priorities. First, we identify investment gaps based on the difference between the required annual investment to meet global net-zero emissions (NZE) targets and current investment flows. Our assessment reveals that nearly all countries must significantly accelerate their efforts, as their current investment levels fall short of what is required. Second, and perhaps more importantly, investment gaps are particularly large for non-Annex I (developing) countries. Financing these large-scale investments continues to be a major global challenge. The size of global environmental, social and governance (ESG) finance remains low. Specifically, despite their large investment gaps, developing countries receive only a minor share of global ESG funds, where access to conventional finance is already limited. 

9th October 2023

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