Dr. Nisreen Lahham is a Senior Advisor for GIZ (based in Cairo Office), responsible for coordinationg the Nexus Dialogue Programme in the MENA region. She is the former Executive Manager of the Center for Futures Studies at the Information and Decision Support Center, the think tank of the Egyptian Cabinet. She worked as a planning expert and a Strategic Planning Trainer at the League of Arab States. Nisreen holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University in Cairo. She has been involved in several projects and published scientific papers in futures studies, sustainable development, environmental planning, water and food security, and green economy.