17 April 2016

IIASA and Egypt

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make an official visit to Cairo and Alexandria from 17-22 April 2016, to strengthen current collaborations with academia and policymakers in Egypt.

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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.

High-Level Meetings

The official visit aims to further develop IIASA’s productive relationship with Egypt through high-level meetings with:

  • H.E. Ashraf El-Sheihy, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • H.E. Essam Fayed, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation 
  • Professor Mahmoud M. Sakr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) – The IIASA National Member Organization for Egypt 
  • Professor Abdel-Hamid Samy El-Kassas, Director, Institute of National Planning and IIASA Alumni
  • Dr. Nihal El-Megharbel, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform
  • Professor Amr Adly, Vice President, Cairo University
  • Vice President, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Members of the Specific Council of Future Studies and Risk Management

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

Speaking Engagements

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. 


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Last edited: 28 April 2016

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Pavel Kabat

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer

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Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with Egypt

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