The five founding members of the Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa) were intent, from the time of its founding, that it should conform to international standards.

Following a series of meetings and consultations with the relevant governmental authorities, and in accordance with decree no. 3323 issued by the Lebanese government on Feb 3, 2010, Shamaa became an autonomous Arab organization, overseen by its own Board of Trustees and run by an Executive Committee in collaboration with an administrative and technical staff.

The founding body of Shamaa consists of:

Dr. Hassan Al-Ebraheem

Chairman of the Board of the Kuwait Society for the Advancement of Arab Children.

Dr. Adnan ElAmine

A founding member of the Lebanese Association for Educational Studies and its president for several years.

Dr. Abdel Moneim Osman

Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States up to Dec 31,2011.

Dr. Raouf Ghusayni

President of the Lebanese Association for Educational Studies up to Dec 31, 2011.

Mrs. Salwa Saniora Baasiri

Secretary-General of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO up to Nov 30, 2011.