A three-layered structure for the Governance of the event will be adopted:


A number of Patrons will play an active role in shaping the program of the EWACC initiative.  Patrons will also assist in identifying and soliciting invited speakers for and will contribute to the overall budget of both events.

International Program Committee:

The International Program Committee (IPC) consists of eminent scientists and outstanding decision-makers/stakeholders from the region, who will provide strategic advice and support.


Schopper, Herwig - Former Director General, CERN, Switzerland


Al-Sherbiny, Maged - President, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt
Asrar, Ghassem - Director, Joint Global Research Institute, USA
Barrie, Leonard - Research Director, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm
Blanco Gálvez, Julián - Associate Director, Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Spain
Bogliotti, Claudio - Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo Bari (IAMB), Italy
Brézin, Edouard - Laboratoire de Physique Theorique Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris                            
Dosch, Helmut - Chair of the Board of Directors, DESY, Germany
El Atfy, Hussein - Secretary General, Arab Water Council, Egypt
Helal, Hani - Former Minister of Education, Egypt Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Lange, Manfred - Acting Vice-President for Research & Director, Energy, Environment and Water  Research Centre (EEWRC), The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
Lelieveld, Jos - Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz & Professor, The Cyprus Institute
Lengoasa, Jeremiah, -Deputy Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland
Llewellyn-Smith, Chris - Director of Energy Research, Oxford University & President, Council of SESAME,
Michaelides, Silas - Former Director, Cyprus Meteorological Service, Cyprus
Miled, Mouldi - Chairman, DESERTEC University Network (DUN), Tunisia
Papanicolas, Costas - President, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
Shrivastava, Paul - Executive Director, Future Earth
Smith, Carthage - Global Science Forum, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Stenchikov, Georgiy - Professor, Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University, UK/Jordan
Verburg, Peter - Chair, Global Land Project

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee for the EWACC Initiative consists of representatives from CyI, DESY and the Strategic Partners on the working level.


Strategic Partners:

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Corporate Sponsors:

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