About The Speaker
Abeer Shakweer is currently the Assistant Resident Representative at UNDP Egypt, and the Inclusive Growth and Innovation team leader. She is responsible for digital transformation, SMEs and entrepreneurship, innovation, and governance. She holds a Ph.D., in |Environmental Engineering and a M.Sc. in Computer Science both from the University of Nottingham, in the UK, and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Cairo University. Dr. Shakweer has more than 20 years of experience in ICT, Technology Transfer and Innovation working with national and international organizations. She worked as an advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Social Responsibility and Services; and the Founding Executive Director of the National ICT academy for Persons with Disabilities. She previously worked as founding Planning and Monitoring Manager and head of International Cooperation at the Science and Technology Development Fund, and Executive Director for the center for future studies at the Cabinet of Minister’s Information and Decision Support Center. Dr. Shakweer worked as a consultant with several reputable organizations including the European Commission, and several UN agencies. Dr. Shakweer received many several awards including the CIO 100 Awards recognizing the best 100 ICT leaders in the Arab region, the World Excellence Award for inclusion, the ITU award for two consecutive years, the Zero Project award on the most innovative policies for inclusive employment, as well as the UK Alumina for Social impact.