The American University in Cairo announces the results of the final report

: Fathi Al-Sayeh

The American University in Cairo held a press conference today. On the occasion of the launch of the final report of the “The Future: A Vision for a Better Arab Reality” initiative, which was followed by (Businessmen), an initiative launched by the university under the leadership of the College of International Affairs and Public Policies, as part of the university’s centenary celebration in 2019. The initiative aims to study the most important social, economic, political and security issues in the Arab world and the Middle East. Speaking at the press conference were Nabil Fahmy, Founding Dean of the School of International Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Dr. Ibrahim Awad, Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at AUC, Dr. Amr Adly, Associate Professor of Political Science at AUC, and Karim Hajjaj, Professor of Public Policy and Administration At the American University in Cairo and a graduate of the university in 1992.

At the press conference, Fahmy said: “The Arab world must speak openly about the future and have its voice heard.” Fahmy said that the Future Initiative combines the academic rigor with the professional expertise of distinguished practitioners who have been instrumental in setting policy paths for the future. He also said that the initiative made an effort of paramount importance and made a valuable contribution.

Hajjaj described the future initiative as “ An advanced vision put forward by great Arab thinkers in an attempt to envision a better future for our region, which reflects the finest traditions of public policies and strategic foresight. The report’s authors highlighted the report’s key findings and discussed recommendations to address several key issues to enhance the region’s economic sustainability and ensure a more equitable distribution of resources. In introducing the report, Fahmy said: “No single report can provide solutions and recommendations regarding the many complex challenges facing the region. However, I think we have made invaluable suggestions in this report, and we hope that others in the region and beyond will build on and develop them.”

Some of the recommendations and findings of the report:

● The region needs a market space Free for independent socio-economic actors, which is possible in sectors that are not based on strong politically interconnected interests.

● Growth should be encouraged Small and medium-sized enterprises by providing better access to financial and physical capital and technology.

● As for the countries of the Middle East and North In Africa, the report indicated that it needs to abandon the shallow trade liberalization approach it has taken in the past, which mainly focused on lowering tariffs. A better alternative would be a deeper form of integration, preferably on a sectoral basis.

● Trade policies must be linked to industrial strategies. to allow for deeper forms of integration and the creation of regional value chains, a clear departure from the neoliberal approach that advocates minimal state intervention. ● Priority must be given to national security and human security because they are in fact inseparable. Threats to human security often translate into threats to national security and vice versa.

● The ongoing stalemate in the process continues Israeli-Palestinian peace, including the potential for the complete demise of a two-state solution to the conflict, is a major source of regional instability. Efforts must be combined to preserve the basis of the two-state solution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

● There is an opportunity to press for reform through Economic reconstruction processes in the war-torn and war-affected countries of the Middle East and North Africa, not only to rehabilitate basic services and infrastructure that were destroyed during the war, but also to create viable institutional and policy frameworks at the macro and micro levels.

A discussion session was also held after the press conference, which included many political and economic figures in Egypt and the Middle East, distinguished researchers and senior experts from Egypt and the region to discuss and discuss opportunities and challenges. facing the Arab world and the Middle East from now until the year 2019.

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