Dr Nazar Mohamed Hassan
UNESCO NECTAR Director and Science Unit Chief, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab State
Nazar M. Hassan (b. 1964; Sudan) has been Senior Science and Technology Specialist for the Arab States in UNESCO’s Cairo Office since 2009, where he has initiated several networks to build up the region’s techno-preneurship culture. Previously, he worked in Beirut (Lebanon) as Senior Economist in the Sustainable Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia. Mr. Hassan has a number of published position papers and reports in the area of strategic energy management for sustainable development, science policy and a number of patents in the area of renewable energy. He is one of the co-authors of the Arab States chapter within the 2016 UNESCO World Science Report.
Mr. Hassan received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and his Master of Science in the area of renewable energy technologies, and his PhD in Systems Engineering (Industrial) in 2003 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the United States, with a focus on Sustainable Energy Development.