Ms. Nevine Tewfik



Nevine Tewfik has been recently appointed Director of Research and Strategies at the Information Infrastructure Division of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology- Egypt.  Ms. Tewfik’s portfolio includes a number of projects/ initiatives including among other things; Egypt’s Green ICT Strategy where she is coordinating the international cooperation dimension with different stakeholders including the government, private sector and international organizations .  Ms. Tewfik is also in charge of the Cyber Peace Initiative, launched by The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement, in cooperation with The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union, The UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development, Microsoft and Cisco at the International Youth Forum, Sharm el Sheikh September 2007.


For the past two years, Ms. Tewfik’s work revolved around the development and dissemination of both projects in Egypt and reaching out to the region, as well as engaging Egypt actively in the international dialogue on the subjects.  Ms. Tewfik represented the projects and ministry in a number of related conferences including the third, fourth and fifth rounds of IGF.  Ms. Tewfik is also member of the ITU COP initiative, as well as Egypt’s representative at the ITU WG- CP.  Ms. Tewfik is member of the ITU Dynamic Coalition on climate change. 


Prior to that, Ms. Tewfik was Deputy Director of International Relations and General Manager of the European Cooperation Department. Ms. Tewfik's portfolio included coordinating the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s relations with numerous international organizations. She has also been involved in formulating Egypt's Information Society White Paper.


With more than 20 years experience in the fields of socio political research, international relations and development, Ms. Tewfik has represented Egypt in a number of international forums and conferences, including the World Summit on The Information Society. Her field of expertise is oriented towards ICT4D, child online safety, green ICT, in addition to strategic writing, and political analysis.


Ms. Tewfik studied at the American University in Cairo, where she received her BA and MA in Political Science.


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