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Knowledge Week (Egypt)
AKP - Arab Knowledge Project
Cairo - Egypt
06 - 12 Mar 2018
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Cairo - Egypt

Knowledge Week

Location and Date: Egypt, Cairo March 6 – 8, 2018 | Alexandria 10 – 12, 2018


The Knowledge Week is taking place in Egypt this March 2018 as part of a series of workshops and seminars to promote the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) as an advocacy tool and to widely disseminate and imbed it in policy debates. The workshops and seminars aim to drive active conversation, raise awareness, and inform key stakeholders and audiences about the key features and anticipated outcomes of the Global Knowledge Index and the relations between knowledge and development.

The Knowledge Week in Egypt will consist of a workshop with Al-Ahram Foundation on March 8, 2018 and a series of gatherings with professors and students of universities in Cairo and Alexandria.


Knowledge Summit Workshop with Al-Ahram Foundation – 8 March 2018

This workshop will gather ministers, ambassadors, professors, students, and representatives from the League of Arab States and from private and public sectors. During the workshop, the Knowledge Index team will present the results of Egypt in the Global Knowledge Index 2017. It will enclose sessions on the media and the fourth industrial revolution and on facing illiteracy.

Gatherings with the Professors and Students at Zewail, Nile and Alexandria Universities

The gatherings aim to present the results of Egypt in the Global Knowledge Index and to drive discussions on the use of GKI as a tool to achieve growth and sustainable development.

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Agenda of the Knowledge Summit Workshop with Al-Ahram Foundation – 8 March 2018




10:30 – 11:00



11:00 – 12:00


Opening session


§  H.E. Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF)

§  Mrs. Randa Abulhosn, Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Egypt

§  Mr. Abdul Mohsen Salameh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Al-Ahram Foundation

§  Dr. Hany Torky, Chief Technical Advisor, Knowledge Project, UNDP-RBAS [Presenting the results of the Global Knowledge Index]

§  Ministers (TBC)

12:00 – 13:00


Session One: The Results of Egypt in the Global Knowledge Index


§  Dr. Yousri Al-Gamal, Former Minister of Education

§  Dr. Motaz Khorshid, Former minister of Education and Scientific Research

§  Dr. Mohammed Ismail, Head of Statistics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University

13:00 – 14:00


Session Two: Media and the Fourth Industrial Revolution


§  Karm Jabr, President of the National Press Association

§  Jamal Ghattas, Senior Editor, ICT, Al-Ahram Newspaper

§  Representative from Google Egypt

14:00 – 15:00


Lunch break

15:00 – 16:00


Session Three: Facing Illiteracy


§  Mohammed Najeeb

§  Dr. Issam Qamar, Former President of the National Association to Teach the Elderly and Face Illiteracy

16:00 – 16:30


Closing session


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