Le Directeur

M. Salah Khaled

M. Salah Khaled

UNESCO’s Regional Representative for Central Africa.

M. Salah Khaled (Egypt) was appointed Director of UNESCO’s Regional Multisectoral office for Central Africa based in Yaoundé (Cameroon) and UNESCO representative to Cameroon, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe on 1 February 2018.

M. Khaled’s career with the United Nations began in 1993 with the Operational Unit for Development Assistance (OUDA), a UNDP and Egypt Ministry of Foreign Affairs development assistance platform. From 1995 to 2001, he worked as an Operations Assistant at the UNICEF Office in Cairo, moving to UNESCO in 2001 as Chief of the Iraq Liaison and Procurement Unit based in Amman (Jordan). From 2003 to 2011 he contributed as Liaison and Administration Officer in the UNESCO Iraq Office (Amman) to the establishment of the extrabudgetary funded portfolio for Iraq participating in UN-wide programming exercises and joint programmes.

In 2010, M. Khaled helped in backstopping the Port au Prince Office in the aftermath of the Earthquake in Haiti, to then serve as Officer-in-Charge for the UNESCO Office in Islamabad (Pakistan) in 2011. From 2011 to 2016, M. Khaled served for UNESCO in South Sudan as Head of Office. Since 2016, M. Khaled has served as Officer-in-Charge of the UNESCO Office in Rabat and UNESCO representative to Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria and Tunisia.

Mr Khaled holds a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo (‘91) and a Masters degree in Human Development from the Arab Academy of Alexandria, Egypt (‘97). He is married and father of two children. He is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Spanish.

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