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Dr. Sherifa Fouad Sherif is a Professor of Public Administration, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. She served as Undersecretary of the Faculty for Environment and Community Service, as well as Head of the Department of Public Administration, Future University of Egypt (FUE), and headed the Centre for Public Administration Research and Consulting (PARC) at the Faculty of Economics and Political at Cairo University for three consecutive years.

Worked as a Professor public administration, management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, environmental management, governance, gender and development for nearly 20 years.

Sherif is currently the Executive Director of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, the training arm of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, and previously the Executive Director of the National Management Institute and the Head of the Governance Center of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development as well as the Governance Advisor of the Ministry. She has served as a member of several ministerial committees in Egypt, including administrative reform, civil service, capacity-building, the Egyptian Government Excellence Award, the Egyptian Committee against Corruption, governance indicators, and the African Peer Review Mechanism.

She received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration degree from American University in Cairo, and a Philosophical Doctorate in Environmental Management and Public Policy from the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom in 2001.
She has published research papers and articles in local and international journals and received the “Best Paper Award” for many of her publications. She is also an active member of several university partnership programs with George Washington University, George Mason University, University of Sussex, SOAS, Missouri State University, Kings College London, Herty School of Government, Chicago Booth, and the University of Cincinnati.
She has also worked as a consultant on several development projects with the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Hans Seidel Foundation, United Nations Women’s Commission, African Development Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, European Union, CARE International and German Agency for International Cooperation.