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GUC’s Participation in “Manpower Building Revaluation Panel” at CIGRE Conference

In GUC News
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Prof. Dr. Ashraf Mansour, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of German University in Cairo,  participated in a panel discussion at the CIGRE Conference that was held at Kimpinsky - New Cairo Hotel on the 7th of March, 2019. The panel was titled: Manpower Building Revaluation. Prof Mansour discussed with Prof. Elsobki (Cairo University), Lars Fiechel (GIZ), Burkhard Hinz (KFW Bankengruppe) and the moderator Dr. Nikolaus Supersberger (GIZ) the prospects of training human resources in the Energy field in Egypt.

In addition, a brief presentation of the GUC highlighted to the prestigious audience from different nationalities that the GUC’s focuses its efforts and contributions as an educational edifice to offer world-class degree and training programs in all fields and to a range of trainees from various ages and backgrounds. The GUC shows that it relies in its strategy on identifying its unique direction and stance for the four major pillars namely selectivity, accessibility, methodology and standards.

The presentation reflected as well on Africa’s and Egypt’s - in specific- journey from 2011 till today. A change in the world’s view of Africa has helped Africa to move from a hopeless continent to an aspiring continent to investors, economists and nations which necessitates elevating manpower and especially in the energy field with its ever-rising demand by industries and domestically.

The official organizer of the conference if CIGRE- Egypt which is a subsidiary of CIGRE International, which was established in 1921 in Paris, France. It is a global community committed to the collaborative development and sharing of power systems expertise. The community features thousands of professionals from over 90 countries and 1250 member organizations, including some of the world’s leading experts. At its heart are CIGRE’s 59 in country National Committees offering diverse technical perspectives and expertise from every corner of the globe. CIGRE operates the world’s foremost knowledge programmer, spanning 16 domains of work encompassing all the core areas of the power system. Across these domains, 250+ Working Groups draw and build on practical expertise to solve existing and future challenges facing the power system. Its purpose is to foster engagement and knowledge sharing among power system professionals globally to enable the sustainable provision of electricity for all.