Sana Mezoughi

Global Environments Network Programme Coordinator

Sana is the Global Environments Network Programme Coordinator within the Global Diversity Foundation and collaborates with MedWet (the Mediterranean Initiative of the Ramsar Convention). She is a passionate environmental professional and alumnus of GDF’s Global Environments Summer Academy (2018 edition), where she underwent a transformative experience that reshaped her environmental and social justice perspective. 

She has worked for the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature, North Africa since 2011. Joining the freshwater program, she developed an interest in the socio-cultural aspects of wetland conservation and developed the “Ramsar city accreditation”, which was subsequently adopted by the contracting parties of the Ramsar Convention. 

In 2013, she developed the Cultural Landscapes Program in WWF to maintain local knowledge and cultural practices, providing sustainable benefits to nature such as religious rituals, traditional farming/fishing systems and mobile pastoralism. 

In April 2019, she joined a Glasgow-based charity, Inherit, as a consultant, where her work has been to support the intangible cultural heritage of Bedouin communities in the levant, providing long-term solutions to the humanitarian and environmental challenges facing society in the Middle East region (Jordan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Lebanon).

In 2021, she joined a Portuguese company specialising in energy, water and climate change. She was part of the tendering department, developing projects for the former Portuguese colonies. She then expanded the company’s work to the Middle East and French-speaking countries by responding to tenders for the World Bank, AFD, UNDP, UNIDOS and others.