Following opening remarks, Session I discussed the current status of education in Egypt. In Session II, Professor Pasi Sahlberg, Harvard University Graduate Studies and Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, shed light on the main elements of the global education reform agenda. Session III focused on the Egyptian education reform agenda. Session IV highlighted the initiatives of the Specialized Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research. Session V focused on non-governmental initiatives and success stories. The final session discussed the future of education reform in Egypt and key elements thereof, with a view to setting reform priorities.