Mohamed El Dahshan

Fellowship Programme

Mohamed El Dahshan is a senior cooperation officer at the African Development Bank, working in issues of economic development and regional integration. He is also a Nonresident Fellow with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). Prior to this, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard University Center for International Development. He regularly writes and lectures on topics including the Middle Eastern transitions, economic development and entrepreneurship, and technology. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils. In the past, he has consulted for such organisations as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, as well as national governments in the Middle East. He has received the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Award for coverage and analysis of the Egyptian revolution for traditional and social media. He is the co-author of “Diaries of the Revolution”, a collective memoir of the 2011 Egyptian uprising, which was published in Arabic and in Italian. Mohamed is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Sciences-Po Paris, and Cairo University.


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Areas of Focus


  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Social Media
  • Trainings
  • E-Learning
  • Internet
  • IT

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