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Thursday, September 22 • 6:00am - 12:00pm
Arab Science Cooperation Summit- Convened by ASREN

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The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) will officially convene the Arab Science Cooperation Summit Virtually on 22 September 2022. The main objective of conducting this high-level summit is to promote and inaugurate an Arab Science Dialogue with the rest of the world. It will discuss Science as a means for development in the Arab region and how cooperation in science at national, regional, and global levels will support the efforts toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs).

It will also present the efforts in conducting science from policies to actions, including research, education and innovation and related cooperative projects and activities with a focus on Science, Open Science, Open Access and supporting science, research and education communities.

The summit will be attended by high-level representations from the Arab countries, including ministers of higher education and scientific research, ambassadors and permanent representatives to the United Nations, League of Arab States, the European Commission, the World Bank, Association of Arab Universities, Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils, UNESCO, UN-ESCWA and other regional and international organisations.

The summit will also be attended by policymakers, researchers and academics representing universities, research centres and supporting organisations in the Arab region and the rest of the world to present current science cooperation and to discuss future cooperation at both policy and technical levels.

The Arab Science Cooperation Summit includes four sessions covering the following:
  • High-Level Opening Session
  • This session will feature a keynote speaker followed by speeches, talks, interventions and presentations from high-level officials with a focus on the current and potential cooperation emphasising policies and regulations that enable cooperation and how it will support the achievement of UN SDGs.
  • Science Cooperation in Practice
  • This session will feature scientists, researchers and academics representing national, regional and international research and education centres, universities and research institutions to demonstrate the current science cooperation and present the impact of science cooperation on the communities.
  • Science Cooperation Enablers
  • This Session will discuss and present the new trends and technologies for productive science, education and research. It will discuss the research and education networks and infrastructure services as a key enablers for science cooperation. The session will focus on Open Science and Open science Clouds in addition to Open Access, Open Data and Open Educational Resources.
  • Panel Discussion
  • This panel is dedicated for thorough discussion among selected stakeholders addressing obstacles and barriers facing national, regional and global cooperation at policy, regulations and technical levels and will also include challenges related to capacity building and knowledge sharing.

Invited Speakers:
  • H.E. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
  • H.E. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman, ASREN, Jordan
  • H.E. Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama, Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan
  • H.E. Prof. Khaled Toukan, Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Former Minister of Higehr Education and Scientific Research, Jordan
  • H.E. Prof. Mohamed Ould Amar, Director-General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Tunisia
  • H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Almuzaini, UNESCO CAIRO Office Director and UNESCO Representative to Egypt
  • H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Sakr, President of Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt
  • H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mouis, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Palestine
  • H.E. Dr Saif bin Abdullah Al Haddabi, Undersecretary for Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Oman 
  • H.E. Dr Doaa Khalifa, Minister Plenipotentiary, Director of Education & Scientific Research Social Sector, League of Arab States, Egypt
  • H.E. Prof. Abdelmajid Benamara, Secretariat General, Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils (FASRC), Khartoum - SUDAN
  • Fabio Di Stefano, Team Leader Economic Integration, Trade, Digital, STI, European Union Delegation, Belgium
  • Dr. Atef Elkadime, Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), Jordan
  • Dr Haidar Fraihat, Senior Innovation and Technology Adviser, UN-ESCWA, Lebanon
  • Fadila Boughanemi, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Belgium
  • Juan Miguel González Aranda, Chief Technology Officer, LifeWatch ERIC, Spain
  • Prof. Luiz Ary Messina, Brazilian National Coordinator of the Telemedicine University Network RUTE, Brazilian National Research and Education Network RNP, Brazil 
  • Mustafa Jarrar, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Birzeit University, Palestine
  • Andrés Enrique Gustavo Ruuth, IMiBio, Misiones, Argentina
  • Islam Abou El-Magd, Vice-President, the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt
  • Prof. Jauad El Kharraz, Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Egypt
  • Dr. Nazar M. Hassan, UNESCO Senior STI Regional Advisor for the Arab States, UNESCO, Egypt
  • Dr. Riadh Abdelli, CST, Tunisia
  • Prof. Samia Charfi Kaddour, Counselor of the President of the Government, Tunisia
  •  Prof. Saoussen Krichen, Director General of Computing Center El Khawarizmi - CCK, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia 
  • Dr. Lotfi Allani, Ministry of Health in Tunisia
  • Abdullahi Bihi Hussein, CEO, SomaliREN, Somalia
  • Shaher Zyoud, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Palestine
  • Farida Fassi, Professor, Mohammed V University, Morocco

ASREN and the Arab National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) have an essential and increasingly important role in supporting Open Science in the region. Within the context of implementing the works and activities of the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect3 project, ASREN has adopted strategies of open science, open data and open access in cooperation with its member NRENs and national authorities of relevance in addition to regional organisations. The main objective is to facilitate comprehensive access to scientific resources and repositories to enhance productivity in science and innovation in research.

Speakers
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Farida Fassi

Professor, Mohammed V University
Dr. Farida Fassi is a Professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat. She received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Morocco in 1994. She earned her Master in Nuclear and Particle Physics in 1999 and her Ph.D. in physics in 2002 at the Spanish University... Read More →
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Haidar Fraihat

Senior Innovation and Technology Adviser, UN-ESCWA
Currently, Director of Technology for Development Division at UN-ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon.Previously, Director General of Jordan National Department of Statistics (Jordan NSO)Previously, Director General of Jordan National Information Technology Center (Jordan CIO/CTO)
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Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad
Erik Ruuth, M.D., PH.D., Ass. Prof. is a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in immunology and an adjunct professor in cell and molecular biology at Umeå University.After completing a postdoc at Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades in Paris, France, Erik made a career within the pharmaceutical... Read More →
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Islam Abou El-Magd

Vice - President, NARSS - The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
Prof. Abou El-Magd has obtained his PhD from the School of Civil Engineering and The Environment, University of Southampton, UK where he also worked there for few years. His research area of interest is remote sensing and GIS modelling in environmental related issues. He is also leading... Read More →
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Amr Ezzat Salama

Secretary General, AArU - Association of Arab Universities
Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama is a Professor of Structural Engineering in Helwan University, Egypt. He was the Counselor of The American University in Cairo. He was the focal point between the Egyptian Authorities and AUC Administration. Dr. Salama maintained excellent contacts with ministries... Read More →
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Nazar M. Hassan

Senior STI Regional Advisor for the Arab States, UNESCO
Dr. Nazar M. Hassan (b. 1964; Sudan) has been the Senior Science and Technology Advisor for the Arab States at UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences since 2009, where he has initiated several networks to build up the region’s techno-preneurship culture. Dr. Hassan has substantively... Read More →
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Fadila Boughanemi

Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission
Fadila Boughanemi works for DG Research and Innovation, where she is Deputy Head of Unit for Research and Innovation Cooperation with Asia, Africa, the Middle East and external relations. She is responsible for promoting research and innovation cooperation with international partners... Read More →
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Fabio Di Stefano

Team Leader Economic Integration, Trade, Digital, STI, European Union Delegation
Fabio Di Stefano, official of the European Commission, is team leader for Economic Integration, Trade, Digital and STI within the Directorate General International Partnerships. He is in charge of coordinating the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Programmes financed by the European Commission... Read More →
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Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Chairman, Arab Science, Research and Education Network (ASREN)
HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh born on April 22nd, 1938 in Jaffa, is the Chairman and Founder of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh GLOBAL. Founded in 1972 (TAG.GLOBAL) is an international professional services group, TAG.GLOBAL is an international professional services group with 80 offices and 180 representative... Read More →
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Doaa Khalifa

Minister Plenipotentiary, League of Arab States
Doaa Khalifa is the Director of Education & Scientific Research – Social Affairs Sector since April 2017. She worked as a Head of Euro-Asian Countries Division since 2007 to April 2017, worked in the cooperation forums with regional & international countries ( Russian Federation... Read More →
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Juan Miguel González-Aranda

Chief Technology Officer, LifeWatch ERIC
PhD. Engineer on Telecommunications, and Industrial Organization-Enterprise Management European Master. LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer-Executive Board Member & Director to Spain. For Chair of ERIC FORUM (www.eric-forum.eu), currently Executive Board Member (ENVRI cluster... Read More →
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Luiz Ary Messina

Coordinator of the Telemedicine University Network RUTE, RNP - Brazilian National Research and Education Network
Luiz Ary Messina, Dr.Ing.Dipl.Inform, is an Electronic Engineer, Master in Database (Unicamp), PhD in Computer Graphics in Germany, where he was assistant professor. In 2006, starts the national coordination of RUTE the Brazilian Telemedicine University Network at the National Research... Read More →
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Mustafa Jarrar

Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Birzeit University
A full professor of Computer Science, and director of the PhD program at Birzeit University in Palestine. He was a Fulbright visiting professor at the University at Buffalo in the USA (2016-2017), a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Cyprus (2007-2009), and a senior research... Read More →
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Abdullahi Bihi Hussein

CEO, SomaliREN
Abdullahi Bihi Hussein has served as the CEO of the Somali Research and Education Network, the National Research and Education Network for Somalia and a consortium united for the cause of improving education and research with the help of technology, since February 2016. Abdullahi... Read More →
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Shaher Zyoud

Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research in Palestine
Dr. Shaher Zyoud is currently the Director-General, General Directorate for Development & Scientific Research, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Palestine. Zyoud is the Head of Department; Building Engineering & Environment Department and Civil Engineering & Sustainable... Read More →

Conveners
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Yousef Torman

Managing Director, ASREN - Arab States Research and Education Network
“For around thirty years, I worked in ICT at highly reputable institutions in the higher education and scientific research sector. During my work, my main focus was to make use of technology, mainly ICT, for the developments and enhancing the life of people in my community and beyond... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 6:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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