Fulbright Egypt at COP27, November 6-18, 2022

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The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) hosted an event to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Science Day at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh. The event was led by BFCE Chair of the Board and Minister of Higher Education H.E. Prof. Ayman Ashour, and Prof. Haitham Hamza, BFCE Board member and Head of the Egyptian Missions Section at the Ministry of Higher Education.

19 university Presidents joined the celebration, representing the following universities: Ain Shams, Alexandria, Tanta, Helwan, Port Said, Suez, Suez Canal, Beni Sueif, Benha, El Galala, King Salman, Sadat City, Al Arish, Damanhour, Kafr El Shiekh, Menoufia, Luxor, New Valley, Misr University for Science and Technology in addition to the Acting President of the National Research Center and the Vice Presidents of Cairo, Helwan and Ain Shams universities.

The event was attended by Fulbright alumni who participated at COP27. Guests included the COP27 Science Day Coordinator and President of the Academy of Science and Technology, Prof. Mahmoud Sakr, Deputy Minister of Higher Education for Research, Prof. Yasser Refaat and professors and administrators from Egyptian universities who were welcomed by Dr. Maggie Nassif, Executive Director and the Fulbright Egypt team.


Fulbright Alumni at COP27

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Issa, Fulbright alumnus of the Harvard Institute for International Development and Fulbright Chair of the Board His Excellency Dr. Ayman Ashour at the Signing Ceremony of the Initiative for Sustainable/Greening Egyptian World Heritage Sites and Museums.

Fulbright Alumni at the Fulbright Egypt booth

Fulbright Speaker at the Green Zone

The Fulbright team was accompanied by Prof. Rameshwar S. Kanwar, C. F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University and U.S. Specialist to Egypt nominee to the Center for Applied Research on Environment and Sustainability (CARES) at the American University in Cairo who spoke on Mangroves as a Nature-Based Solution to Climate Change.

Fulbright Speaker at the Blue Zone


U.S. Special Envoy for Climate, Secretary John Kerry speaks at American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt and U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Sharm El Sheikh.

Fulbright Egypt Booth in the Green Zone

Fulbright Egypt Team at COP27


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