Haytham is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Nottingham in the UK studying MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights. Formerly, he worked as a communication expert in the cabinet of the ministry of planning and international cooperation in Egypt, Haytham Mones has been working on developing strategies for transparency and access to information in the ministry. In this regards, he had successfully implemented the first website of its kind in Egypt to provide citizens with information on completed, in progress and planned projects for citizens to view, interact and evaluate these projects, www.ra2eb.com. In addition, he held the responsibility of managing the ministry’s social media team and set the strategy for content creation and development.
On a different note, for more than 5 years, Haytham has been working as a trainer in the field of social media and Creative Problem solving. He has conducted training in Egypt, Germany and Netherlands.
His 12 years of involvement with civil society in Egypt, working on various projects and initiatives, he has cofounded Qestas NGO for peace, development and Human Rights. He has also co-founded other initiatives, such as Sinai Development Project and Nation without Borders. He also worked as the deputy director of Tahrir Lounge project at the Goethe institut and the Program Coordinator of Lazord Academy at the American University in Cairo.
He also designed and created TahrirLounge.org and still provides guidance for their team on developing their social media strategies. On the international arena, he co-founded the Globalmeter.org platform with the creators of MorsiMeter, with the aim of enabling anyone in the world to create their own similar platform and hold their politicians accountable. The platform has initiated JomaaMeter,org, EssidMeter.org, SebsiMeter.org and Namometer.org.
He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and studied public policy and child rights at the Faculty of Economics and political sciences, Cairo University in addition to his current Master’s program.“