Omar Zaki

Senior Research Associate, WISE


Omar Zaki is a Senior Research Associate at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), where he supports the research team across a number of projects and programs including the Agile Leaders of Learning Innovation Network (ALL-IN). Prior to joining WISE in April 2016, Mr. Zaki was an Economic Affairs Intern at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, where he worked in the Governance and Public Sector Management section of the Macroeconomic Policy Division. At the ECA, he conducted research and contributed to some of the Commission’s publications, including its flagship African Governance Report IV (2016); Impact of Illicit Financial Flows on Domestic Resource Mobilization (2017); and, the Corruption in Public Procurement: The case of infrastructure in Africa (2017) study. Mr. Zaki earned his MSc in Global Politics at the London School of Economics, and a BA in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London.​