Dr Hanan Rezk is a researcher for government agencies and international sponsors. She conducts workshops and training sessions in cooperation with the Egyptian ministries of Education and Youth and works as a part-time instructor at private universities in Cairo. She previously worked as a senior researcher with the UNDP’s national decentralisation project in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Local Development. Supported by the United States Agency for International Development, Hanan has also worked as a researcher for the privatisation project and the investment banking advisory project in Egypt, both in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Public Enterprises. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the American University in Cairo and a PhD in advanced European Mediterranean Studies from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Egypt.