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Dr Tamara Elzein

Secretary General, National Council for Scientific Research

Secretary General of the National Council for Scientific Research of Lebanon. Scientist in the field of material sciences. Laureate of the "L'OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science" prize (Levant-Egypt region 2016), in addition to the distinction of "Lebanese women pioneers" by the "National Initiative of the Centenary of Greater Lebanon".


In 2017, she received the “International Rising Talent” award from the “L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science” program. In October 2020, she has been named, by the French Republic, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms).

She is co-president of the French-Lebanese committee of the PHC CEDRE program. She is also Vice-President of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO. She served as advisor for scientific research and Francophone affairs to the current Minister of Education and Higher Education. In addition, between 2016 and 2022 she had been a member of the AUF's international scientific board. Between 2014 and 2019, she had been a designated expert for the European Commission CBRN Centers of Excellence (EU-CBRN CoE). In 2019, with the support of UNESCO, she founded the national observatory for women in research "DAWReK'n-دوركنَّ", of which she is the president. Starting 2023, she becomes the jury president of the “L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science” program for both Levant and Middle East regions.

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