Dr. Hazem Fahmy, CARE International in Egypt Country Director, has been working in the field of development since 2003.
Dr. Hazem started his academic path by earning a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, followed by a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Civil Engineering on Water Resources Planning and Management. While presuming his graduate studies, Dr. Fahmy was working as a Researcher for the National Water Research Center. Dr. Fahmy then obtained his PHD from the New Mexico State University in 1999 also on Water Resources Planning and Management.
After returning back, he continued his work for the National Water Research Center, setting up a Fast Response Unit from 1999 to 2003.
In 2003, Dr. Fahmy joined CARE International in Egypt as a Projects Manager. He was then promoted to Assistant Country Director and finally as a Country Director.
At CARE, Dr. Fahmy has been leading the transition across the organization from a project-based programming to a program-based approach, which requires many changes in the organizational culture and operating systems aiming at achieving greater efficiency and effectiveness of the Country Office operations. Furthermore, Dr. Hazem has been leading the transformation process of CARE Egypt to CI membership.