General Assembly

ESANA General Assembly meeting (ESANA GA) is the highest authority in the ESANA. It is vested with all the authority necessary to make and approve policies and general guidelines.

ESANA GA 2017:

ESANA GA 2017 meeting was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from January 28th to January 29th, 2017.

GA 2017 report.

ESANA GA 2011:

ESANA SAM 2011 meeting was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from July 15th to July 18th, 2011.

The meeting Agenda in PDF format, SAM2011-agenda.

The 2011 GA Sessions’ report:

GA 2011 report.

ESANA GA 2009:

ESANA GA 2009 meeting was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from January 14th to January 18th, 2010.

The meeting Agenda in PDF format, GA 2009 agenda.

ESANA GA 2008:

ESANA GA 2008 meeting was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from February 6th to February 9th, 2009.

The meeting Agenda in PDF format, GA 2008 agenda.

The 2008 GA Final Report:

GA 2008 report

GA 2008 EC and PM

ESANA GA 2007:

ESANA GA 2007 meeting was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from January 18th to January 20th, 2008.

The meeting Agenda in PDF format, GA 2007 agenda

The 2007 GA Final Report:

GA 2007 report English
GA 2007 report Arabic

 

ESANA GA 2006:

ESANA GA 2006 meeting was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from January 13th to January 15th, 2007.

To download the meeting  Agenda in PDF format, GA 2006 agenda.

GA 2006 report

 

ESANA GA 2005:

ESANA GA 2005 was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from January 20th to January 23rd, 2006.

Here are the main conclusions of the meeting:

  •  Encourage and support self-financed (SF) and study leave (SL) students. The Ministry of Higher Education should increase the number of SF and SL students through a strategic plan.

  •  Allow post-doctoral practical training, especially that a new visa is not required. Also, the Egyptian universities have different opinion regarding the practical training, where some universities allow it while others do not.

  • Database should be compiled in collaboration with the ECEBs and it should be utilized to serve ESANA Projects.

  • Continue ESA-LINK Canada Booklet; get it published; make it available for prospective Egyptian graduate students.

  • Instrument Campaign: address University needs in Egypt and contact international corporations for potential donation program

  • More development in scientific research services by ESANA through utilization of the database and the on-line forum. The Egyptian Research Support (ERS) Project needs to be jumpstarted.

  • Promote our projects and activities to the Missions Department in Egypt.

GA 2005 report

 

ESANA GA 2004:

ESANA GA 2004 was held at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington D.C., USA from January 14th to January 17th, 2005.

Here are the main conclusions of the meeting:

  • Bylaws reform and amendments to move along with the new circumstances that ESANA encounters.
  • Starting scientific instruments campaign project for scientific instruments and devices that are being set to retirement in some labs not for being defective and sending those to labs in Egypt.
  • Finding more sources of funding like donations and planning fundraisings, especially after the fact that ESANA is not receiving support from the Sadat’s Endowment nowadays.
  • The fifth year extension to mission students either in a general sense or on a case by case basis.
  • The time taken to evaluate the degree achieved by the self-financed students upon returning to Egypt, takes a longer time than the time taken to evaluate the degree achieved by the mission students although both of them are under the supervision of the Cultural & Educational Bureau. The only difference is that the self-financed student saved the Egyptian government some money.

GA 2004 report

GA 2004 recommendations Arabic

 

ESANA GA 2003:

ESANA GA 2003 was held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA from October 17th to October 19th, 2003.

Here are the main conclusions of the meeting:

  • Raising funds to ESANA by inviting well-known Egyptian figures for a series of events in major cities in U.S.A. and Canada.
  • Examining the best time and a proper lawyer to revive the notion of suing the Missions Department of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt regarding the two recent modifications of its financial bylaws.
  • The EC should send a detailed e-mail to all ESANA members explaining all the new regulations that the Missions Department of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt enacted.
  • Regarding the recognition of graduate degrees, the EC should wait for Dr. Khairy and Dr. Elkhashab’s contacts in Egypt as a last chance. If they failed the EC will send letters to the President, the Prime Minister, the President of Egyptian People’s Assembly, the Minister, the Chair of the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. At the end, the EC should take a legal action.
  • Dr. Ahmad Khairy promised that he will support ESANA’s efforts to raise money via Al-Ahram Institution. Dr. Khairy also said that he talked with one of the businessmen in Montréal who promised to donate $10,000 to ESANA.

GA 2003 report.