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Arab Knowledge Project Third Core Team Meeting
AKP - Arab Knowledge Project
Cairo - Egypt
13 - 14 May 2016
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Cairo - Egypt
The Arab Knowledge Project (AKP) is a partnership between the UNDP and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Project underwent major changes by late 2014 and early 2015. The Arab Knowledge Report series was concluded with the release of the third Arab Knowledge Report, and a new phase of the project -and the partnership- started with the announcement of the Arab Knowledge Index and the Arab Knowledge Portal, Knowledge4all. This was officially embraced in the new partnership agreement that was officially signed in November 2015, extending the partnership for five additional years [2016-2020].

The launch of the Index and Portal took place on December 7-9 in Dubai, during the Knowledge Summit that was attended by more than 1000 invitees, led by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

As part of its new phase, the AKP will be developing the second Arab Knowledge Index, a summary measure that best reflects knowledge accumulation, production and consumption from a development perspective, taking into consideration the specific socio-cultural context, needs and challenges of the Arab region. In addition to the six key sections that Arab Knowledge Index focused on in 2015, the enhanced Arab Knowledge Index will also be focusing on reading and will be consacrating a big part of the Index for that.

As part of the preparation phase of building the second version of the AKI, and following the preceding meetings held, the AKP will be holding its third meeting to follow-up on the progress achieved by the core team members in the development of the Arab Knowledge Index.

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 1. Accommodation and Venue of the meeting

1.1. Meeting venue: 

The meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Cairo – Citystars located in Cairo, Egypt.  
Holiday Inn Cairo – Citystars
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 00 201 888 465 4329

1.2. Arrival and Departure:

Participants are expected to arrive on 12 May and depart on 17 May 2016 unless additional nights are required by travel constraints. 

1.3. Hotel Accommodation:

Rooms have been reserved for participants at Holiday Inn Cairo – Citystars. 
UNDP will cover participants’ accommodation for 5 nights from 12 till 17 May 2016 unless additional nights are required by travel constraints. 
Participants are kindly requested to cover extra expenses incurred during their stay such as mini-bar, alcohol, telephone calls, laundry, business center, spa, etc.

1.4. Extra Meals

Participants can dine at any of the hotel’s restaurants. UNDP will cover the extra meals for up to USD 45.00 per meal (Lunch and/or dinner). Should the value of the meal exceed the mentioned amount, the extra charges will be added to your personal bill. Alcohol, tobacco and shisha are not covered. 
Lunch and coffee will be provided at the meeting on 13-14 May 2016.  

2. Travel/ Admin Requirements

2.1. Visa Formalities:

Participants traveling with national passports from non exempt countries should obtain a visa prior to commencing travel to Egypt. Kindly consult the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt on visa requirements. 

2.2. Transportation:

UNDP is arranging for participants airport pick-up and drop-off. 

3. Facilities

3.1. Currency and Exchange Rate

Exchange rate:   US$ 1.00 = EGP 8.887
3.2. Weather:

You can follow weather updates on Cairo by clicking the below link:

Friday 13 May 2016

09.30-11.00 Opening Session
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30:12.30 Pre-University Index Presentation and Discussion
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Higher Education Index Presentation and Discussion
14.30-15.30 Technical Vocational Education and Training Index Presentation and Discussion

Saturday 14 May 2016

09.30-10.30 R&D and Innovation Index Presentation and Discussion
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00:12.00 Economy Index Presentation and Discussion
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 ICT Index Presentation and Discussion
14.00-15.30 Reading Index Presentation and Discussion

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