Vice President and Dean of Faculty of Engineering Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, Egypt
Prof. Dr. Rasha El-Kholy has over 20 years of experience in the fields of sustainable development, conventional/renewable resources management, WEF nexus, environmental protection and community service. With her wide exposure to Egyptian and European education and research she has formulated and presented curricula, programs, bylaws, and policies for the consideration of many engineering faculties of private universities based on innovative approaches and relevance to real life cases.
Dr. Rasha has managed many foreign/local-funded research projects in the field of water quality monitoring, modeling and assessment, solar water pumping, geographic information systems, remote sensing, waste treatment, gender mainstreaming, WEF nexus, capacity building, curricula and postgraduate studies’ development in programs of FP7, Tempus, Erasmus+, H2020, Prima, ASRT, STDF and many more. She has a wide experience developing specialized post graduate and training programs, especially in Sustainable Water Management and Projects Design and Management.
She also served as a short-term international consultant for the Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) of the United Nations and was deeply involved with international organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Italian Development Cooperation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and many others. Prof. El-Kholy has chaired many scientific sessions and published several technical papers in national/international scientific journals and periodicals in addition to some chapters in international books and numerous technical reports. She is a member of the Senate of the EuroMediterranean University EMUNI as well as an active member in many international associations annealing scientific research to serve humanity’s well-being and protect the environment as the Gender and Water Alliance, the National Environmentalists Association and the Water Network.