Dr Safaa A. Ghoneim

Current Appointments

  • Head of the African Urban Research Center "AURC"
  • Associate Professor at the Faculty of Urban Planning
  • The Faculty coordinator for international relations & member of Cairo University's IRO.
  • Member of IUCN 'the International Union for Conservation of Nature - the CEM the Ecosystem Services thematic group (2013-Now);
  • Member of AUSDE 'the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and Environment
    Senior Editor of the IAFOR conferences (2014-Now);
  • Member of the Egyptian National Committee for Natural Conservation (2014-Now);
  • Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineering (1996-Now)l
  • Member of alumni of the university of Liverpool (2012-Now)


  • PhD of Urban and Environmental Planning, Faculty of Engineering, University of Liverpool, The UK (2012);
  • Nominated for RAMSAR's International Scientific Research Prize (2011)
  • Got Certificate of Merit for the Best Scientific Achievement

    by the Egyptian Cultural Bureau in the UK & Ireland (2009)

  • MSc. of City/Urban Planning, Faculty of Regional & Urban Planning, Cairo University, Egypt (2003)
  • Diploma of GIS & Remote Sensing, ITI Information Technology Institute, The Egyptian Cabinet (1998)
  • BSc of Regional & Urban Planning, Cairo University (1995)

Areas of Interest and Professional Experience

  • Environmental Planning
  • Urban/City Planning
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Environmental Management of Protected Areas
  • GIS and Remote Sensing