Global High Schools Committee

Dr. Abdulla Ismail Alzarouni, PhD

Abdulla_Ismail Professor of Electrical Engineering
Assistant to the President
Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai
Chair, Global High Schools Committee

Professor of Electrical Engineering. Emirati citizen, Born in Sharjah. BSc(‘80), MSc(’83), and PhD(’86) in Electrical Engineering from University of Arizona, USA. 1st Emirati to hold a PhD in Engineering. Has over 25 years of teaching and research experience at UAE University (ALAIN) and RIT Dubai.


Gayatri Raghwa

Gayatri RaghwaExecutive Director and Environment Education Consultant
Wild Ecologue
Vice Chair, Global High Schools Committee

Gayatri Raghwa, Deputy Manager, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), is a well-known practitioner in the field of environment education.


Dr. Fatheya Alahmadi

Senior Specialist
Science Curriculum & Instruction Material
Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK)

Dr. Fatheya Alahmadi is Senior Specialist, Science Curriculum & Instruction Material at the Department of Education and Knowledge, lead the team for writing the science curriculum for grades 6-12 of public schools in the Emirate.


Dr Fozeya Ibrahim Al Mahmoud

Director - Environmental Outreach Division
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD)

Mrs Fozeya has joined Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi in 2006, where she is responsible to lead, develop and execute Abu Dhabi Environmental awareness and education strategy to fulfil an informed and aware population contributing to environmental sustainability.


Denes Csala

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Lancaster University

Denes is an energy modeling consultant and recent PhD graduate of Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, working on data-driven systems dynamics modeling of sustainable energy transitions, global energy trade and their implications on the water-energy-food nexus and system dynamics and agent-based modeling in general. His data analyses and visualizations balance on the fine line between work and hobby. He co-founded ARC initiative, through which has participated in, organized and led educational workshops on sustainability and renewable energy in developing regions across Asia and Africa. He also leads the data blog Try something new. Everyday., exploring topics in development through data analysis and visualization.


Steven Alexander Culbertson

AzaPresident and CEO
YSA (Youth Service America)

Steven Alexander Culbertson was appointed in 1996 as the President and CEO of YSA (Youth Service America), an international nongovernmental organization that helps children and youth, ages 5-25, to find their voice, take action, and have impact on the world’s biggest problems.


Dr Scott Kennedy

Executive Director
Energy Action Partners

Dr. Scott Kennedy is an enthusiast and experienced practitioner in education and capacity building for sustainable energy.


Gunter Pauli

Author, Teacher, Activist, Entrepreneur

Gunter Pauli is Chairman of the Board of Novamont, an environmentally-friendly biopolymer company. As Chairman, Pauli oversaw completion of the first large scale bio-refinery in the world located in Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy. He also leads the Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives network of scientists and entrepreneurs, which seeks sustainable solutions for society.


Divyam Nagpal

Divyam Nagpal Associate Programme Officer, Policy
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Divyam Nagpal is an Associate Programme Officer in IRENA’s Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre.