Dr. Ali Al Adeeb, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research - Iraq


Faculty of Arts – Baghdad - Iraq

Ph.D. Degree in Psychology

Postponed due to commitment of the task of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

2009:    Faculty of Arts, University of Mustansirya – Baghdad - Iraq

Master Degree in Psychology

1965:    Faculty of Education, University of Baghdad – Baghdad - Iraq

Bachelor Degree in Education and Psychology

1961:    Secondary School, Karbala Secondary School – Karbala - Iraq

1956:    Al-Hussein Primary School - Karbala - Iraq



1.       Member of the Iraqi National Council (2004)

2.       Member of the Iraqi National Assembly (2004)

3.       Member of the Iraqi Committee for Writing Constitution (2004)

4.       Head of the Committee of Educational and Higher Education in the Iraqi National Assembly (2004)

5.       Member of the Iraqi Parliament (2005-2006) and (2006-2010)

6.       Head of the committee of cultural, Scientific and Educational corporation of the Strategic Agreement between Iraq and United States

7.       Member of the Strategic National Committee for Education (2012-2020)

8.       Secretary-General of the National Foundation for Development and Expansion / NGO (Since 2005)

9.       Secretary-General of the Iraqi Center for Training and Scientific Consulting

10.   Editor of “Development Studies” Journal


Teaching Experience

1.       After his Graduation from the university of Baghdad, he profess Teaching profession to many related materials like Methods of Teaching (General and Specific), child psychology science, School Management and Educational Psychology Science in the following institutes:

·         Fundamental Educational Institute in Abu-Ghreib

·         Institute of Primary Teachers in Karbala (1965-1971)

·         Institute of Teachers in Babylon:

o   Research Assistant / Educational Planning / Karbala Educational Directorate (1971-1973)

o   Assistant of Teachers Practicing Division / Karbala Educational Directorate

o   Social Studies Teacher in the following intermediate schools:

v  Al-Wend –Karbala

v  Al-Maarif – Karbala

v  Al-Thabat – Karbala


2.       Immigrated after detention in 1980 to outside Iraq and returned back in 2003 after the fall of Saddam Regime



1.       Development of Education in Iraq Conference – Organized by UNESCO in Paris (2004)

2.       Conference of Arab Ministers of Education – London 2013

3.       International Forum of Higher Education – London 2012

4.       Chairman of the International Conference for Science and Technology in Iraq (Dubai/UAE 2013)

5.       Conference of Knowledge of Economy – Morocco / Rabat Declaration 2013

6.       Iraqi-American Universities Conference – Washington D.C. 2012

7.       Ministers of Higher Education for EU and Non EU countries / Romania 2012

8.       Continuing Education Conference – Cairo 2009


Researches and Studies

Since 1967, he wrote many researches and studies in the field of educational Curricula including:

1.       Imam Ali (peace upon him) Educational Curricula –  1967

2.       Compulsory primary education / Statistical Study 1972

3.       The role of Student in Social change 1983

4.       Educational prospects / A series of articles / Al-Jihad Journal 1995

5.       Many lectures: political, Social and Educational since 1980 till now

6.       Roadmap for the Iraq dilemma, Babylon Publishing, First Edition, Beirut 2012

7.       Human studies curriculum, A vision of a draft revision of the vocabulary of the humanities curriculum in Iraqi universities, First Edition, Beirut 2013

Rodney Wilson currently serves as Ciena’s Senior Director for External Research, with responsibility for Ciena’s global interaction and collaboration with universities and government research organizations.
Ciena actively conducts scientific research concerning next-generation photonics and architecture and funds several university research programs that Mr. Wilson coordinates. He is responsible for Ciena’s participation with Research and Education networks worldwide, such as CANARIE (Canada), SURFnet (Netherlands), and Internet2 (USA). 
Prior to joining Ciena, he held a similar position with Nortel Networks. Previously he was vice president technology for Toronto-based Niburu Corporation and was involved in business incubation and venture capital technology assessments for emerging technology businesses. He has held technology and marketing positions with Motorola, The University of Toronto, Bell Canada and Gandalf Technologies. 
He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from Ryerson University and has studied Business Strategy at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

Dr. Ognjen Prnjat holds the position of European and Regional eInfrastructure manager in the Greek Research and Technology Network, where he is acting as the coordinator of the DG-INFSO HP-SEE project (High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities), and is strongly involved in the global CHAIN-REDS project. In these roles he is responsible for organizing various aspects of electronic infrastructures in the SEE region and beyond, and their sustainability and seamless integration in pan-European eScience infrastructure. Ognjen just finished coordinating the DG-RTD SEERA-EI (South East European Research Area for e-Infrastructures) project, which brought together relevant Ministries from 10 countries in the SEE region in common strategy planning and joint programming in the area of electronic infrastructures. Ognjen has coordinated 3 phases of the SEE-GRID series of projects, which built the regional Grid infrastructure, empowered user communities, established National Grid Initiatives, and joined the SEE region in European Grid Infrastructure.

Previously Ognjen was with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Eng., University College London, where as a Research Fellow he was leading technical and project management aspects of a number of EC ACTS/IST and UK EPSRC projects in diverse fields of computing and telecoms. He holds a Bachelor of Eng. Degree in Electronics and Electrical Eng. (First Class Honours) from University of Surrey, UK, 1995; MSc (Distinction), 1996, from University College London; and Ph.D. in Telecoms from UCL, 2001.

Rafael Mayo García is Doctor Degree in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2004). From 2006 he has also been Adjunct Faculty and Honorary Fellow at the same University in the Physics of Materials Department. He has been involved in many experiments in Bulgaria, Sweden and Ireland (funded, among others, by the European Commission with a Marie Curie fellowship) to study plasma properties. He has also obtained a postdoctoral fellowship in the Spanish Juan de la Cierva Programme. He is author of 23 scientific articles published in international JCR referenced journals (being cited 144 times) and more than 60 proceedings (being cited 245 times in Google Scholar). He has been involved in several European and National Projects working on ICT scientific developments (EGEE-III, EUFORIA, EFDA-ITM, Spanish e-Science Network) and even on managerial activities as Work Package Manager and/or member of Executive Boards (EELA, EELA-2, EPIKH, GISELA, CHAIN, CHAIN-REDS, BETTY). He also has served to several institutions as evaluator for their competitive calls, European Commission included.

Dr. Fotis Karayannis has 19 years of experience in the ICT research, focusing mainly in Research Networking and Computing e-Infrastructures. He received his PhD in 1998 in the fields of Integrated Communications and Management of Broadband Networks from NTUA, Greece. He participated in multiple European research projects working for commercial or research entities such as OTEPlus, GRNET, CERN, CESNET, Microsoft Research Cambridge and Microsoft Innovation Center Greece, ATHENA Research Center, and Athens University of Economics and Business. He has worked for major e-Infrastructure projects such as the GEANT, EGEE series, EGI Design Study, PRACE, and the e-IRG support projects. He has also acted as a national delegate of the Programme Committee of the FP7 Research Infrastructures and the e-IRG, EGI Policy Board vice-chair and NGI representative (Hellasgrid) in EGI.

Project Director Mr. Guido Zebisch, holding an M.A. from Munich University in hermeneutics and linguistics, has been involved with ARABTERM since September 2011.

Prior to his engagement with GIZ, he has gained thorough experiences in the Arab World with a number of internationally operating German institutions, e.g. the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the German Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut where he served as a consultant and director of the German Cultural Institute in Yemen.

The challenge of ARABTERM, in his view, lies in the fact that it is an interdisciplinary approach bridging technical disciplines with linguistic policies: the GIZ approach, working with the Arab League`s Cultural Organisation ALECSO on this dictionary project, is a promising combination. 

John Dyer is the Business and Technology Strategist at TERENA. He is responsible for strategic issues and for overseeing development of new initiatives. His tasks include supporting the Task-Force on the Management of Service Portfolios (TF-MSP), developing the Compendium of national research and education networks in Europe and creating TERENA's long-term strategy for middleware. 

His main interests are looking at the more business oriented aspects of networking including Identity Management, Security, Business Processes, Risk Assessment and Management and making the case for NRENs.

Fahd A. Batayneh is a staff member of ICANN’s Stakeholder Engagement Team. He works as a Coordinator for the Middle East region since October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan.
Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several working groups. Other than his day job with the government of Jordan, Fahd has provided many consultancies related to Internet Governance, New gTLDs, and Internet Policy Development. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering with honors, and an MBA. He is married, and has two sons. Fahd is based in Amman, Jordan.

Dr. Hyong Soon Kim has been working as a researcher and a policy adviser in the field of ICT infrastructure in Korea since 1997. 

He is currently responsible for Korea Advanced Research Network (KOREN) in National Information Society Agency (NIA) of Korea.

He managed the pilot projects on Giga Internet, Public WiFi, BcN(Broadband Convergence Network, Next Generation Network), Rural BcN, IPv6  and also worked as the chair of Service Transition Working Group of IPv6 Forum Korea.

His research area includes mobile cloud computing, developing the ICT infrastructure policy development and next generation network. 

Rashid Ali Al-Ali is a Director of International Sales in Etisalat’s Carrier & Wholesale Services (C&WS) Division.

International Sales offers the most comprehensive wholesale portfolio of Mobile infrastructure, Data, IP and SMART HUB services.

Etisalat’s C&WS received couple of awards; such as Best Middle East Wholesale Operator for five consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013).


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