The American University in Cairo

February 25th at The American University in Cairo

AU Cairo

Site Leaders


Alexander Minkoff

Site Logistics

Friday evening reception address:

Dusit Hotels & Resorts - The Dusit Thani Bangkok, often referred to simply as the Dusit Thani Hotel

Time: To be determined (After 17:00 local time)

Saturday competition address:

El Jameel Building, ground floor Room# PO90

Hotel recommendations:


  • Doaa Abdel Wareth - The American University in Cairo
  • Nourhan Yasser Ahmed Abdelfatah - The American University in Cairo
  • Ahmad Ali - The American University in Cairo
  • Istanbool Ba Abbad - The American University in Cairo
  • Fatema El-Ghonemy - The American University in Cairo
  • Mariam Ragab - The American University in Cairo
  • Norhan Zahran - The American University in Cairo


A very big thank you to all of our volunteer judges. Without them, the simulation competition would not be possible.

  • Dr. HA

    Dr. Hussein Abaza


    Dr. Hussein Abaza worked for the United Nations for 33 years during the period between 1973 - 2009, out of which 27 years 1982 - 2009 were with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). During his tenure with UNEP he was responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of the UNEP Economics and Trade Programme, led the team which conceptualized and launched the UNEP Green Economy initiative in October 2008, and functioned as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director of UNEP. Positions while at UNEP also included Chief of the Economic and Trade Branch, Coordinator of the Committee of International Development Institutions on the Environment (CIDIE), and Coordinator of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Founded the Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions (CSDS) in 2011 with the main objectives of promoting a green economy and sustainable development, with a particular focus on Egypt and the Middle East. The Centre aims at achieving its objectives through technical support, research, training, community-based activities, and public awareness campaigns.

  • Kamal

    Kamal Armanious

    (he/him) Programme Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation; UNESCO-UNEVOC

    Kamal joined UNESCO-UNEVOC in May 2013. He currently has a functional focus on Monitoring and Evaluation, and a Regional Focus on Asia and the Pacific. Prior to joining UNESCO-UNEVOC, he worked for five years with the British Council to support the effective and efficient planning, management, implementation and evaluation of development programmes in the areas of education and society. Earlier, Kamal worked intensively in the realm of business administration. Furthermore, he volunteered to support the work of ‘AL-Haya’ a civil society organisations in Egypt in the area of empowering youth. Kamal holds a Master Degree in public management from Potsdam University Germany, in addition to an Interactive Marketing Award from Manchester Metropolitan University UK and a BSc in Applied Art from Helwan University Egypt.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions and Guidelines

The health and safety of all participants are a top priority. Vaccinations, boosters, and masks are not required for competition attendance, however, they are highly recommended. 

To protect not only the NASPAA community but the ones in which we live, let's work together to minimize the spread. Throughout the competition, please follow these safety tips:

  • Before leaving home:

    • Take a COVID test.

    • Consider getting vaccinated and boosted.

    • If you are not feeling well and are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, consider staying home.

    • Pack clean masks to wear indoors and during travel to the competition site.

  • While traveling:

    • Wear a mask in airports and while on public transportation.

    • Wash your hands frequently.

  • During the competition:

    • Wash your hands frequently.

    • Use hand sanitizer.

    • Wear well-fitted face masks

    • When possible during after-hour events, sit outside and/or practice social distancing.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (runny nose, body aches, loss of smell/taste, cough, chills, fever, etc) during your time at the competition, please isolate yourself and notify your site leaders.