18 January 2019
Our Director of Education Development and Strategic Alliance at Cambridge Assessment English, Dr Hanan Khalifa, has been named as one of the top Egyptian international education experts and was selected to speak at a conference Egypt Can – by Education, which aims to reverse 'brain drain' and achieve 'brain gain' for the country by harnessing the experiences and education of returning expatriates. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs in Hurghada in cooperation with the Ministries of Education, Technical Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research. Proceedings were opened by Mrs Nabila Makram the Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs and attended by the governor of Hurghada, members of the Parliament, Ministerial Cabinet, Ambassadors and Egyptian University Presidents.
The 30 Egyptian experts who were honoured at the event were selected from a total of 36,000 Egyptian expatriate scientists living all over the world. Hanan shared the platform with, among many others, one of her personal inspirations, Dr Farouk El Baz, an Egyptian-American space scientist who worked with NASA to assist in the planning of scientific exploration of the Moon. At the event she spoke about women in leadership and the latest trends in English language education.
Watch television coverage of the conference on YouTube via Nile News.
Read news stories in Arabic and in English about Hanan's achievements.