H.E. Tarek Shawki is the Minister of Education in Egypt. H.E. Shawki has a longstanding career in academia and education, and he is a strong supporter for the modernization of education by including ICT in education, science and culture. He has developed several innovative initiatives, including an online digital portal and an ICT teacher training program. H.E. Shawki formerly served as the Director of UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Science in the Arab States and the Senior Advisor on Education and Science to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.