The Road to COP27: Shifting Behaviors to Address Climate Change in Egypt

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Lecture/Talk/Seminar AUCClimateChange

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

2 PM – 4 PM (GMT+2)

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Hybrid: Moataz Al Alfi Hall and Livestream

AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo, 11835, Egypt




Join this session of the Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Seminar Series co-hosted by J-PAL Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and UNICEF Egypt, supported by Allianz. The session will focus on how evidence from global, randomized evaluations can inform efforts to tackle climate change in Egypt. The event will be hosted both virtually and physically on campus.

This seminar is the seventh in the Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Series, which brings together Egyptian policymakers and researchers in the J-PAL network to discuss how to tackle priority policy issues in Egypt. During each seminar, policymakers highlight a particular development priority in Egypt and J-PAL-affiliated professors offer evidence-informed insights for improving policy and program design from a global perspective. Together, the panel of policymakers and J-PAL affiliates ground the evidence in the Egyptian context and explore possible policy solutions.

The panel discussion will foster a conversation between Egypt’s climate priorities and the relevant, rigorous global evidence, ultimately providing insights into how we can incorporate evidence-based solutions in combating climate change to ensure that climate financing and resources are effectively allocated in the Egyptian context.


H.E. Minister Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment 
Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change high-level champion for Egypt and executive director at the International Monetary Fund  
Kyle Emerick, J-PAL affiliate and associate professor of economics at Tufts University
Ahmad Dallal, president, The American University in Cairo
Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF representative in Egypt
Ayman Hegazy, chairman and chief executive officer, Allianz Egypt
Alison Fahey, executive director, J-PAL MENA at AUC


Luigi Peter Ragno, social policy chief at UNICEF Egypt


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Aly Abo Sena


Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ministry of Environment

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Mahmoud Mohieldin

UN Climate Change high-level champion for Egypt and executive director

International Monetary Fund

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Kyle Emerick

J-PAL affiliate and associate professor of economics

Tufts University

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Ahmad Dallal


The American University in Cairo

AUC’s 13th President Ahmad S. Dallal is an accomplished academic leader and renowned scholar with U.S. and regional higher education expertise. Dallal is the former dean of Georgetown University in Qatar and served as provost at the American University of Beirut (AUB) from 2009 to 2015. A prominent scholar of Islamic studies, he has taught at AUB, Stanford University, Yale University, Smith College and Georgetown University, where he also served as chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Dallal’s leadership experience includes spearheading institutional transformations that have included everything from closing budget deficits and administrative process reforms to introducing key performance indicators and quality measures for academic programs and increasing scholarly production. Throughout his administrative experience, Dallal led the introduction of several dozen university policies, including overseeing Title lX compliance on discriminatory harassment. He also increased the socioeconomic diversity of the student body through scholarships and financial aid. With several decades of teaching, research and leadership at some of the top universities in the United States, Dallal is a seasoned expert on U.S.-style liberal arts universities and how they operate.  Coupled with that is his extensive experience in the Middle East at both AUB and Georgetown University in Qatar. 

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Jeremy Hopkins

UNICEF representative in Egypt


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Alison Fahey

executive director


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Luigi Peter Ragno

social policy chief


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