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Friday, November 30, 2018



“Impact of Frontier Technologies on Education and Youth”


The seventh annual educational conference organized by RHF

in cooperation  With ESCWA.

Opening Session

Welcome and opening remarks,

Mrs. Salwa Siniora Baassiri , Director General - Rafik Hariri Foundation

Mr. Mounir Tabet, Acting Executive Secretary – ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)

The 3 sessions of the conference were as follows:

1st. session:   Fourth Industrial Revolution and Local Development


Dr. Mouin Hamze, Secretary General - National Council for Scientific Research University

Speakers   :      

Dr. Fouad Mrad, Senior Manager- Frontier Technologies - ESCWA

( Industry For Education Future We Want 2015 Future Worth Working For 2018)

Dr. Fadi El Hage - Chair of Education in Civic Awareness and Eco-Sustainable Development, Delegate of the rector for regional development and external program, Saint Joseph University 


 Panelists  :

                      Mr. Fadi Gemayel, President - Association of Lebanese Industrialists

                      Mrs. Lamia Moubayed, President - Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan

                       ( 2018 Competences 4th Industriel Revolution )

                      Mr. Bassam Jalgha, Inventor, CEO - Roadie Tuner Corp


2nd. session: Local Educational System preparing Future Workforce


His excellency Mr.Marwan Hamade - Minister of Education

Speakers :    

  Dr. Souma Bou Jawdeh, Professor - American University of Beirut

 Panelists :     

Dr. Jamil Chaya, Assistant Professor - Business Administration College- Rafik Hariri University

Dr. Haidar Fraihat, Director - Technology for Development - ESCWA

  (Impact of Tech in Education )

Dr. Manal Yunis, Professor - Information Technology Management - L A U

( Conquerig The Tech Frontier )

Dr. Mohammad Watfa, Inventor, CEO,

( Local Education System Future )

3rd. session: Frontier technologies for Inclusive Education

Moderator :  

Mr. Charles Arbid, Chair – Social & Economic Council

 Speakers  :  

Dr. Dima Jamali, MP, President - Globel Compact Network Lebanon - Professor & Endowed Chair in Business Administration, AUB

Panelists :

Dr. Darine Salam, Assistant Professor - Engineering and Architecture Faculty - AUB

Dr. Samer Annous, Associate Professor - Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences - Balamand

Mr. Daniel Pestourie, Proviseur - Lycée Abdel Kader – Rafik Hariri Foundation

Mr. Wassim Hariri, Inventor, Engineer- SASHA (Hospital Robotic Meal Delivery)

Conclusion and Closure (Government, Academia, Industry)



Media Links:

November 30, 2018

- Almustaqbal newspaper

November 30, 2018


November 30, 2018