Dr. Khaled M. Abdelhalim
Khaled Abdelhalim graduated as an architect/planner from Cairo University in 1990, received M.A. in Architecture: Housing Studies from the University of Newcastle, UK in 1995, and Ph.D. in housing policy, planning and practice from the University of Central England in Birmingham, UK in 2003.
He worked six years for German Technical Cooperation (GIZ-Egypt) in participatory upgrading of informal areas. Dr. Abdelhalim had been the director of the Local Development Observatory and the Local Administration Reform Unit; part of UNDP program supporting the Ministry of Local Development on decentralization and local governance reforms. He has also been a lecturer at the Department of Architecture at Helwan University, and currently a visiting assistant professor of urban policy at the Public Policy and Administration Department, the American Univeristy in Cairo. He is a founding member of the Egyptian Earth Construction Association (1996-) and TAKAMOL Foundation for Integrated and Sustainable Development (2012-). Dr. Abdelhalim has publications, studies and a combination of research and practice in the fields of informal settlements, participatory development and local administration reform. He has undertaken consultancies for the World Bank, UN Habitat, ILO and other organizations. Dr. Abdelhalim is currently the Deputy Director for Planning and Local Development of the Upper Egypt Local Development Program funded by the World Bank and the Egyptian Government.