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Festive Opening of the AGYA Regional Office in Cairo at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology & International Conference Empowering Women through Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018)


25 Oct 2018

Al-Salam Theater, 101 Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt


Under the Auspices of His Excellency Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, AGYA and ASRT celebrate the festive official opening of the AGYA Regional Office in Cairo and jointly hold an international conference on 'Women Empowerment through Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018)'.

Programme 25 October 2018   
                                                    

The Official Opening Ceremony of the AGYA Regional Office at ASRT


11:30 - 12:30      Networking Lunch and Registration

12:30 - 14:00      Festive Official Opening of the AGYA Regional Office

with welcome addresses by

H.E. Ambassador Julius Georg Luy, German Ambassador to Egypt (tbc),
H.E. Ambassador Ivan Surkoš,  Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to
Cairo (tbc),
Peter R. Webers, Representative of the German Federal Minister of Education
and Research (BMBF),
H.E. Prof. Dr. Khalid Abdul Ghaffar, Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

and opening speeches by

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud M. Sakr, President of the Egyptian
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology and AGYA Advisory Board Member,
Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper, AGYA Principal Investigator,
Prof. Dr. Ahmad El-Guindy and Dr. Jan Friesen, AGYA Co-Presidents

followed by musical delights of Al-Dandana Al-Nisa'iyya

International Conference on

Women Empowerment through Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018) 


14:00 - 15:00      Keynote Speeches:
Egyptian and German Perspectives on Empowering Women through Science

H.E. Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian
Expatriates' Affairs,
MP Prof. Dr. Marianne Azer, Member of Egyptian Parliament,
Dr. Sabine Behrenbeck, Head of Higher Education Department, German Council
of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)


15:30 - 17:00       Panel Discussion:
Visions of Empowerment: Best Practices and Innovative Strategies in the Arab World and Germany

 
with Kick-off Presentation:
Innovative Empowerment Programs - The Egyptian Women-Up Initiative

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud M. Sakr, President of the Egyptian
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology and AGYA Advisory Board Member

Panelists:
Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Shennawy
, Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education
and Scientific Research for International Relations,
Dr. Nicole Elleuche,  Administrative Director of European X-Ray
Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL),
Dr. Lobna Okashah, Program Manager at the Innovation & Enterprise Support
Directorate - Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
(tbc),
Prof. Dr. Salwa A. Elgebaly
, CEO NourHeart Inc.


Moderation: Prof. Dr. Zeina Hobaika, AGYA Member and Member of AGYA Steering Committee, Saint Joseph University of Beirut


Date, Time & Venue

25 October 2018,
Al-Salam Theater, 101 Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt

Language

English

Contact & Registration

R.S.V.P. before 20 October to agya@asrt.eg


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