Doctorate in Education, Columbia University. Community Development Consultant and Trainer; 25 years' experience with government agencies, private sector, NGOs in institutional building, network creation, public-private partnerships, technology transfer. Formerly, served as a consultant on solid waste management issues, to Minister of Environment, Egypt; evaluated numerous projects and programmes in Middle East, including gender, education and development, environmental projects, child labour programmes, governance issues. International Speaker. Member of Jury, International Literacy Prize, UNESCO.