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Dina Zayed

PhD Researcher

Dina joined IDS in September 2016 as a doctoral researcher working on the politics of climate change. Her PhD examines public participation in adaptation decision-making processes in Egypt. In a multi-tiered case-study, her research employs mixed qualitative methods and participatory techniques.

Prior to IDS, she was a consultant with the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, working on a range of sustainability projects to support resilience and equitable growth. Most recently, Dina worked with the Global Value Chains Advisory team and the Middle East and North Africa’s Clean Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme, advising on outreach, donor relations, and stakeholder engagement.  Among other core areas of work, she was part of the team managing the production of a landmark national study in Egypt to encourage the cement industry to develop and expand the use of alternative fuels. Dina was a Reuters Correspondent in the Egypt & Sudan Bureau until 2012, writing across the full gamut of what the agency produces, ranging from commodities, energy, equities, environment, and more frequently politics. She was part of the agency’s award-winning team producing coverage on the Arab Spring. During her tenure, she also led the development of the nation-wide environmental file. She has previously worked for the Arab League and 350.org, and has been a contributor to TrustClimate, a Thomson Reuters Foundation platform, and the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).

Dina holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University and a BA in Political Science, with minors in History and Comparative Literature, from the American University in Cairo.

Dina Zayed’s recent work

Cluster

Resource Politics

Resource politics – the politics of access, use and control of resources as well as contested knowledge claims around these – has leapt up the global development agenda in recent years. Climate change, ‘planetary boundaries’, humanity’s survival and role in the Anthropocene and the...