17 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt
Egypt became a member of IIASA in 2003 through the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. Since 2008, research collaborations between IIASA and Egypt have involved twelve Egyptian organizations and led to 19 scientific publications in areas ranging from demography to renewable energy.
Joint studies have focused on the complex global systems that affect Egypt, its economy, environment, and people. Research topics include analyzing the challenges and opportunities of developing large-scale renewable energy infrastructure in Egypt and the surrounding region, modeling food production and water flow in the Nile Basin and projecting Egypt’s future population.
Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore these complex problems across multiple sectors, countries and time frames. Moreover, the next generation of system analysts are profiting from Egyptian involvement in IIASA’s capacity building activities.
The official visit aims to further develop IIASA’s productive relationship with Egypt through high-level meetings with:
From Left to Right: Professor Said Shalaby (Vice President of The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)), Professor Dina El-Khishin (Supervisor, Central Administration of Foreign Agricultural Relations, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation), Mrs. Abeer Mohamed Attia (Senior Translator and Scientific Relations Specialist, The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)) Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat (IIASA Director General and CEO), Professor Mahmoud Meday (President of the Climate Change Information Center and Renewable Energy (CCICRE), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation) and Mrs. Anneke Kabat-Geselschap.
From Left to Right: Mrs. Anneke Kabat-Geselschap, Professor Amr Adly (Vice President, Cairo University), Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat (IIASA Director General and CEO), Mrs. Abeer Mohamed Attia (Senior Translator and Scientific Relations Specialist, The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)) and Professor Mohamed Zaky Eweis (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Cairo University)
From Left to Right: Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat (IIASA Director General and CEO), Professor Said Shalaby (Vice President of The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)), Professor Mahmoud Meday (President of the Climate Change Information Center and Renewable Energy (CCICRE), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation) and Mrs. Anneke Kabat-Geselschap
Kabat will give his first lecture on Sunday, 17 April at the Specific Council of Future Studies and Risk Management. This lecture will explore the “Principles and Benefits of Systems Science: Can we reconcile economic development with environmental sustainability?”
While visiting Cairo University on 20 April, Kabat has been invited to give a public lecture on “System Science for Policy Support.” Kabat has also been asked to give a public lecture at Bibliotheca Alexandrina on “Water at a Crossroads.”
Additionally, Kabat will be visiting the Climate Change Information Center and Renewable Energy, the Zewail City of Science and Technology and affiliated bodies.
Last edited: 21 April 2016
Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with Egypt
Selected Media Coverage
Alkitkat H & Goujon A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4125-6857 (2015). Using Systems Analysis to Forecast Labor Force Participation by Age, Sex, and Educational Attainment in Egypt to 2051. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Farag N & Komendantova N (2014). Multiplier effects on socioeconomic development from investment in renewable energy projects in Egypt: Desertec versus energy for local consumption scenarios. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research 4 (4): 1108-1118.
Kassem HA, Siri JG, Kamal HA, & Wilson ML (2012). Environmental factors underlying spatial patterns of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) associated with leishmaniasis in southern Sinai, Egypt. Acta Tropica 123 (1): 8-15. DOI:10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.02.067.
Goujon A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4125-6857 & Alkitkat H (2010). Population and human capital in Egypt to 2050 [Population et capital humain en Egypte a l'horizon 2050]. Egypte: l'Eclipse, Confluences Mediterranee 4 (75): 34-48.
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