Mr. Hossam Allam, Head, Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE)
Dr. Hossam Allam is the Regional Programme Manager of Strategic Concerns Programme at the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), international organization based in Egypt. His current work focuses on E-learning, E-waste, E-environment, and ICT and Climate Change themes.
He has been extensively involved in the capacity building of environmental information systems within the Arab and African countries and delivering the first Arabic E-learning Programme for environmental professionals. He has initiated CEDARE E-learning programme that provides multi-lingual courses for different environmental related courses. Dr. Allam holds a Ph.D. in Computing from University of Plymouth, UK and MSc. in Computer and Information Science from University of New Haven, USA.
He has been involved in projects on national and regional levels. He seeks to fulfill the vision of "environment for Development" by utilizing ICT to manage natural resources and enhance human resources capacities to manage such valuable resources wisely and economically. He is also the regional focal point for Middle East and North Africa for the StEP initiative. Dr. Allam has been responsible for the initiation of the E-waste management Forum in cooperation with UNEP/ROWA. He is also responsible for the bi-annual study on E-waste management practices in the Arab countries.