As well as her ongoing role at the American University in Cairo, Dr Sholkamy is a lead researcher of the Egyptian Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme which aims to transform social protection for women in Egypt. She has been a Centennial Carnegie Visiting Scholar at Yale University, Junior Research Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford University, and has published numerous articles on political and social topics in Egypt and the region. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1996 with the help of a Chevening Scholarship.
Science and education
Dr Hanja Mohamed SholkamyAssociate Research Professor at the American University in Cairo
Marcondes Moreira de AraujoSenior Science and Technology Analyst with the MCTI
Marcondes has a vast amount of experience in policy planning, dialogue, and programme management for science, technology, innovation, and education as well as environmental management for public and private sectors, sustainable development projects, and infrastructure engineering. He is an active contributor to the UK in Brazil Science and Innovation network. He graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Environmental Technoloy through a Chevening Scholarship.
Dr RaEd QaQishPresident Assistant for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Relations at Middle East University (MEU)
With vast experience in academia, Dr QaQish was formally the Dean of Faculties at three universities - Al-Ahliyya Amman University, American University of Madaba, and at MEU. He earned his PhD in Design and CAAD in 1997 from the University of Glasgow, with the help of a Chevening Scholarship. He says the scholarship had a positive impact on him and it helped him to accumulate great benefits, gain new experiences, draw a new outlook on life, and map an idea of what to do in the future.
Ilina MangovaCountry Director Macedonia, International Republican Institute, Macedonia
Ilina holds an MSc in Comparative Politics (Democracy) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, which she completed through a Chevening Scholarship. She does research and has published numerous articles, policy papers, and research analysis on issues of governance and politics in the Balkans. In addition to her role as director of IRI’s program in Macedonia, Ilina is a Macedonia research coordinator for the international scientific project Varieties of Democracy, and a researcher on the INFORM, Horizon 2020 project led by University College London.
Beatriz SeratoChartered Marine Scientist, Chartered Scientist and Coastal Engineer at CH2M, Brazil
Beatriz Serato was a Chevening Scholar at University of Southampton in 2013/2014, graduating with an MSc in Coastal Engineering. After Chevening, she was awarded a Chartership in Marine Science by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and is now a qualified Chartered Marine Scientist and Chartered Scientist.
She’s become an international and nationwide expert in estuarine and coastal geomorphology, sediment transport, and hydrodynamics, as well as having been involved in a number of environmental impact assessments, evaluation of wastewater treatment plants, and sewage dispersion in coastal and ocean areas. Beatriz is currently working as a Coastal Engineer at CH2M.