Ammar Kessab (PhD, CA) is Senior Governance Expert at the African Development Bank (AfDB). Specialist in public management, he often collaborates with regional and international organizations in the field of governance of cultural diversity, culture & development and cultural policies. He is member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Research in Public Management (AIRMAP), member of the Steering Committee of Al Mawred Al Thakafy (Culture Resource, Cairo) and member of “U40 Network for Cultural Diversity”. Deeply involved in the cultural debate in Africa and in the Arab region, he published several chapters in books and articles.