Amani Abou-Zeid visits Politecnico di Milano

The African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy will be part of the Advisory Board of the Polisocial Award 2018.


H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, the African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, has visited the Politecnico di Milano. 

Dr Abou-Zeid has held key roles at the head of international organisations for more than 30 years, with a focus on infrastructure and energy topics. During her career, she has collected a remarkable experience in Africa, France, United Kingdom and Canada.

Dr Abou-Zeid is a telecommunications engineer with an MBA in Project Management, a Master’s in Public Administration, a PhD in Social and Economic Development, besides a degree in Arts.

This year we have the honour of having Amani Abou-Zeid on the Advisory Board of the Polisocial Award 2018, as a representative of the African Union Commission. The Polisocial Award is a competition financed by 5x1000 IRPEF donations, which promotes research projects with high social impact. This edition’s theme is cooperation and development, and the Advisory Board’s role will be to provide an expert advisory opinion on the issues addressed in the projects.

After a meeting with the Polisocial Award working group, Dr Abou-Zeid took part in a discussion on “Resilient infrastructure for Africa prosperity”. The day ended with a visit to the wind tunnel on the Bovisa campus.

Dr Abou-Zeid answered some of our questions. You can watch the full interview here: