Ismail Serageldin


Two Agreements signed with IBRD

07/12/2015 | Washington DC


On behalf of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina  (BA), Serageldin signed two agreements with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to be implemented during the period from December 2015 to December 2016.


The first agreement on “Collaboration in the Distance Learning and EdX Platform Implementation” aims to build networks and develop content for youth and the civil society in the MENA region and beyond. The participation of the BA as a contributing member in the edX platform, which was initiated by MIT and Harvard to revolutionize education worldwide, will provide opportunities for wide audience in the MENA region including youth and the civil society to learn, engage, and interact with other people worldwide, and become part of a global network of learning and culture.    


Entitled “Youth for Change: A Program to Identify Future Arab ICT Leaders”, the second agreement provides opportunities to recognize and nurture young Arab talents in the ICT area. It is worth mentioning  that this program had already been implemented by the BA in partnership with a Canadian NGO, but came to an end during the 25 January Revolution. However, due to its great success, the BA plans to relaunch the program to create a functional network for these young, talented Arab IT entrepreneurs across the countries in the MENA region.




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