Dr. Mohamed El-Karamany


The Egyptian Food Bank’s Growth Lab, & Adjunct Professor of public policy, AUC

Dr. Mohamed Elkaramany is a food security advocate with over than 17 years of professional and academic experience in the fields of public policy, international development and civil service. Currently, he is the director of the Egyptian Food Bank’s Growth Lab where he leads the organization’s effort to transform into an evidence based and impact driven nonprofit, and also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of public policy at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr. Elkaramany obtained a PhD in public policy from Oregon State University, a Master public policy from the AUC, and Humphrey fellowship in public policy from the University of Washington in Seattle.  

Working in a number of public, private and nonprofit organizations, Dr. Elkaramany provided thought leadership, and introduced social innovations in designing context sensitive programs tackling social inclusion, women empowerment, rural development and malnutrition among children.  

To advance the causes of poverty reduction, food security, gender equity, and public policy reform, Dr. Elkaramany has been invited as a guest speaker and panelist in multiple events hosted by prominent organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, the United Nations Volunteers, the African Chamber of Commerce in Seattle, the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, and Shoreline Community College in Washington. He also served as a judge in entrepreneurship competitions including the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition organized by the Foster School of Business in the University of Washington, and El Forsa competition hosted by ON TV.  

Dr. Elkaramany is an active member in a number of ongoing food policy research projects, and he also contributes op-ed pieces on social policy issues in El Shorouk daily newspaper.

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