OUR SPEAKERS

UNESCO Keynote

F.O.R.M. Keynote

Dr. Abdulaziz Almuzaini 
Director, UNESCO

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Ould Amar

Director General, Arab League Educational,
Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO)

UNESCO Keynote

Dr. Abdulaziz Almuzaini 
Director, UNESCO

F.O.R.M. Keynote

His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Ould Amar

Director General, Arab League Educational,
Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO)

Dr. Abdulaziz Almuzaini

Director, UNESCO

Welcome

Dr. Tarek, Shawki


Former Minister of Education and Technical Education,
and Supervisor of Egyptian Knowledge Bank Project (EKB)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Amanda Stevens

Associate Director of Publishing Services and Support

Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

Amina Itani

E-Resources Expert, Content & Scholarly Communication

United Arab Emirates University

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Dr Asmaa Alfadala

Director of Research & Content Development

WISE Qatar

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Dr Batool Almarzouq

University of Liverpool and King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)

Cable Green

Founder & CEO

Creative Commons

Dr Emily Choynowski

Head of Publishing

Knowledge E

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Dr Ezra Clark

Policy and Capacity Building Division Director

UNESCO

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Heather Joseph

Executive Director 

SPARC

Professor Kamel Belhamel

Professor of Chemistry  

University of Bejaia

Kamran Kardan

CEO & Founder  

Knowledge E

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Nazar Hassan

Senior Specialist at Cairo  

UNESCO

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Dr Raed AlZoubi

Library Director  

Arab Research & Education Network (ASREN), Jordan University of Science and Technology

Dr Tariq Shawki

Former Minister of Education in Egypt

Dr Yousef Torman

Secretary General 

Arab Research & Education Network (ASREN)

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Yvonne Campfer

Founder

OA Switchboard

Rania Abdulghani | Associate Professor | Al Azhar University

Ahmed Abdullah Nasser | Senior Library System Administrator | Galala University

Mariam Al Jaberi | Unit Head of Digital Services | United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Alwaleed Alkhaja  | Senior intellectual Property Librarian | Qatar National Library

Dr. Batool Almarzouq | Founder | Open Science Community Saudi Arabia (OSCSA)

Dr. Rabab Almuqahwi | Arabic Languages Course Coordinator | RCSI Bahrain

Ra’ed Al-Zoubi | Library Director | Arab Research & Education Network (ASREN), Jordan University of Science and Technology

Menna Bahloul Emam | Specialist Librarian | Galala University

Ahmed Bawa | CEO | USAF | Tokyo University

Dr. Kamel Belhamel | Managing Editor | Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Bakheet Beshtawy | Specialist Librarian | Medical Library, Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Yvonne Campfens | Founder | OA Switchboard

Dr. Emily Choynowski | Organiser | Forum for Open Research in MENA (F.O.R.M.)  

Dr. Ezra Clark | Policy and Capacity Building Division Director | UNESCO

Stephanie Dawson | CEO | ScienceOpen

Dr. Victorien Dougnon | Associate Professor | University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Dr. Tosin Ekundayo | Assistant Professor | Synergy University Dubai

Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama Secretary General | Association of Arab Universities

Dr. Cable Green | Director of Open Knowledge | Creative Commons

Dr. Yousra Hamdaoui | Post-doctoral Fellow | Cape Town University

Nazar Hassan | Senior Science Specialist at Cairo | UNESCO

Rebecca Hill | Strategic Partnership Manager | F1000

Hagar Hussein Ashour | Libraries Director | Galala University

Tiberius Ignat  | Director | Knowledge Services

Amina Itani | E-Resources Expert, Content & Scholarly Communication | United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Reem Jamil Younis | Senior Specialist | UAE Ministry of Education

Dr. Sherif K. Shaheen | Dean of Faculty of Special Education | Misr University for Science and Technology

Kamran Kardan | CEO & Founder | Knowledge E

Dr. Galina Kedrova | Professor | Lomonosov Moscow State University

Dr. Danny Kingsley | Library Services Director | University of the Sunshine Coast

Carolyn Kirby | Director of Open Research | Taylor & Francis

Nabil Ksibi | Engagement Lead | ORCiD

Dr. Yrjo Lappalainen | Assistant Professor and Data Services Librarian | Zayed University Library & Learning Commons

Paloma Marín-Arraiza | Engagement Manager | ORCiD

Dr. Nada Messaikeh | Adjunct Faculty | Alliance Manchester Business School

Tom Mosterd | Community Manager | OAPEN

Dr. Mootaz N. Elnozahy | Professor of Computer Science | King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Khalid Pasha |  Librarian Specialist | United Arab Emirates University

Johan Rooryck | Executive Director | cOAlition S

Mohamed Sayed Ibrahim | Senior Library Specialist | Galala University

Dr. Khalid Shaalan | Research Solutions | Elsevier

Amanda Stevens | Associate Director of Publishing Services and Support |Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

Isaac Tabor | Head of Digital Learning | Knowledge E

Dr. Yousef Torman | Secretary General | Arab Research & Education Network (ASREN)