Magda Ghonem, Ph.D.
Former Board of Trustees Director. UN Development Expert and Professor of the Agricultural Economy at Ain Shams University.
International Development Consultant and Evaluator
Dr. Magda Ghonem possesses a multi-disciplinary background in both education and professional experience. In terms of education, she disposes of a economics-oriented basis acquired within the framework of her studies of agricultural economy (B.Sc. at Ain Shams University, Cairo and and M.Sc. at Göttingen University, Germany); this was subsequently complemented with social aspects featured in her Ph.D., which focused on the socio-economy of development (Göttingen University). Regarding practical experiences, she has been engaging in a wide variety of assignments and positions for international organizations (e.g. UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, WFP, GEF, EU, GIZ, IDRC, WB, ETF ODI). Aside from her permanent employment as a lecturer of Rural Development and Socio-Economics at Ain Shams University and her numerous long-term positions in development projects, she conducted about 50 research studies and evaluations in the field on development at large.