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Professor Salah Arafa is a tenured faculty member at the Physics Department, of the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Before joining AUC, he worked as a physics researcher at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. Dr. Arafa holds a BSc in Physics and Chemistry (1962), an MSc in Nuclear Physics (1966), and a PhD in Solid State Physics (1969); all from Cairo University.  In 2015 he was selected a fellow professor of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development by the Stromstad Academy, Sweden. In 2016 Dr. Arafa was selected as the representative of North Africa for the African Child Forum. He later was selected as a Member of the AMC Committee and in 2017 he was elected a Chairperson for the African CSO Forum.


Since 1974, Arafa has been involved in many Civil Society activities and is today the chairman for a few of the leading NGOs in Egypt. He has also served as a consultant to many international organizations, including: US-AID, UNICEF, GTZ, EU, and UNDP. He is a member of the National Committee on Climate Change and is also a member of the Research Council on Environment and Development at the Egyptian Academy for Scientific Research and Technology.

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