Dr. Mona Serageldin – Vice President
B.S. in Architecture (Cairo University), M.C.P. (Harvard), PhD (Harvard), AICP
Mona Serageldin is the Vice President of the Institute for International Urban Development. She retired in June 2008 from her position as an Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she had been a member of the faculty since 1985.
Dr. Serageldin has over 35 years of professional experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. She specializes in local development, strategic planning, social inclusion, and policy and program assessment. She has worked on: decentralization; municipal finance of urban development; participatory urban planning and management; land regularization and infrastructure services; migration patterns and the impacts of remittances on land and housing markets; microcredit in housing and infrastructure; community based development; and revitalization of the historic urban fabric.
Dr. Serageldin has worked on projects sponsored by UNDP, UN-HABITAT, the World Bank, the InterAmerican Development Bank, and various foundations. In 2003-2004 she served as one of the experts on the Millennium Project Task Force 8 on Improving the lives of 100 million slum dwellers by 2020. In 2008, she served on the Higher Council in Urban Planning and Development in Egypt.