Monday 6 July 2015

Ghada Amer - Egyptian woman who supported scientific development and entrepreneurship

Ghada Amer is the vice president of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation, a Sharjah-based independent non-profit NGO that aims to encourage regional and global investment in science.

Dr Amer’s expertise in in electrical engineering, but is well known for her work in social care and environmental activism, among other things. She served as the head of the electrical engineering department at the Higher Institute of Technology, Benha University, and also founded AccuTraining, a research from based in Egypt. Through ASTF Dr Amer has developed and led more than 20 projects and programmes to support scientific development and entrepreneurship.