Dr. Sara L. Lekas, Es.D / Early Childhood Principal – Early Childhood Center – American International School
Dr. Abdel Wahab EL-Ghandour / Secretary General of the Education Development Fund
Health and Primary Education – Higher Education and Vocational Training
This panel will analyze Egypt’s performance on the 4th and the 5th Pillars of Global Competitiveness highlighting the challenges facing both health and primary education and higher education and technical, vocational and continuous on-the-job training in Egypt. The panel will discuss the GOE’s strategies for reforming these vital sectors. The panel will also discuss the role played by the private sector in providing services within these vital sectors. Panelists will share international experiences of other countries that have consistently ranked favorably on those pillars on major global indices. Finally the panel will discuss the need for new jobs creation and address funding and financing issues, stagnating growth and development within these vital sectors.