After three years of project implementation, this event has represented the closure of the activities, with the presentation and dissemination of the achievements reached by the consortium. The event has been opened to a broad audience, with the involvement of private companies, university representatives and NGOs, and public institutions.
His Excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ashraf El-Shihy also participated as special guest. He gave his open remarks, highlighting the relevance that sustainability currently acquires in the development of Egypt, and the need of research and innovation on a multidisciplinary level.
The day was structured in two different thematic sessions. The first one was focused on the academia: the GIEP universities briefly presented the results achieved in their own institutions, remarking the new implemented MSc courses and the importance of sustainability in the current Egyptian development agenda. The second session had the contribution of representatives of private sector, of the National Tempus Office, and of the Supreme Council of Universities, whose contributions has been pivotal for the recognition and implementation of the MSc GIEP in Egypt.
The event has also represented the opportunity for all the stakeholders to define and plan further actions of collaboration, in order to give to the GIEP program a long term perspective and impact on the Egyptian society.