Biography of the Director - Bechir Lamine
Mr. Bechir Lamine (Tunisia) is presently the Director of the UNESCO Office in Cairo, UNESCO Representative in Egypt and Libya.
Born in 1952, Mr. Bechir Lamine holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies and a Doctorate in North American Studies, from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III.
Mr. Lamine began his academic career at the Ecole Normale Superieure of Tunisia in 1976. He subsequently held senior administrative positions at the University of Tunis. From 1990 to 2001, he served as Director General for Student Affairs at the Ministry of Higher Education in Tunisia. From 2001 to 2005 he was director of the University Mission of Tunisia, within the Tunisian Embassy in France.
Mr. Lamine began his career at UNESCO in October 2005 as Project Manager (P-5) in Ramallah, where he managed a scholarship scheme that benefited more than twenty thousand students. From January 2007 to January 2008, Mr. Lamine served as Head of Office a.i. in Ramallah.
From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Lamine held the position of Senior Programme Specialist (P-5), in charge of higher education in the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States in Beirut, where he organized, in 2009, the second Arab Regional Conference on Higher Education.
Since 2010, Mr. Lamine acted as the Director of the UNESCO Office in Port-au-Prince and UNESCO Representative in Haiti.