Kareem Ibrahim, architect and urban planner, graduated from Cairo University in 1995. In 1997, he worked on the United Nations Development Programme’s Historic Cairo Rehabilitation Project. He has also worked for Aga Khan Cultural Services – Egypt (between 1997 and 2010) as the Built Environment Coordinator of the Darb al‑Ahmar Revitalization Project, one of Cairo’s most ambitious urban-revitalization programs. In 2009, he co-founded Takween Integrated Community Development
and has been working since then on a range of issues, including sustainable architecture, participatory development, heritage conservation and urban revitalization, throughout Egypt with a number of local and international organizations. He is also the Co-Leader of TADAMUN: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative
, aimed at encouraging citizens to claim their right to the city and its democratic management.