Hoda Baraka

Hoda is a graduate of the London School of Economics, where she earned a master's degree in political economy. Since completing her studies she has held various positions working in the field of environment, including as a consultant, freelance project manager, and teaching assistant at the American University in Cairo. She has also written on a freelance basis for a number of local publications. Lately she has been working on using the visual arts as a means to raise environmental awareness. Hoda also holds a BA in political science and a graduate diploma in development from the American University in Cairo.

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Tourists will soon have the option of staying at more environmentally friendly hotels on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. Over the next two years, 30 hotels in Alexandria and another 25 hotels in Marsa Matrouh will become grounds for implementing...
Rangers working in several of Egypt’s protectorates staged sit-ins earlier this month for the first time to protest problems related to their work conditions and to call attention to the ongoing threats to Egypt’s protectorates, which...
A new educational environmental travel project, “Dayma,” offers a creative and alternative gateway to discovering and embracing Egypt’s natural beauty. Dayma, which means everlasting, enduring and sustainable in Arabic, perfectly...
The damage inflicted on Egypt’s lakes testifies to man's ability to quickly destroy what nature took centuries to create. Lakes — or wetlands — add to the varied topography of the country, but environmental damage is...
Omar Samra, the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest in 2007, is one step away from achieving his "7 Summits Challenge” of climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents.   Last January Samra successfully climbed the...
The leading slogan of Egypt’s revolution has been “Bread, Freedom and Human Dignity,” reflecting the deterioration of Egyptians’ quality of life throughout Mubarak’s thirty-year reign. Consequently, an array of human...
For many years, Upper Egypt has not been on the radar in terms of concerted national development policies. But it is a region with much potential for developing a sustainable tourism sector that would benefit its population by creating job...
One of the few new faces in Kamal al-Ganzouri’s cabinet is Minister for Environmental Affairs Mostafa Hussein Kamel. A number of cabinet changes following the January revolution left Mubarak-era Environment Minister Maged George untouched. As...
Although the Middle East contributes relatively little to greenhouse gas emissions on a global level, several studies have shown that the region is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. These effects include severe droughts, water...
Egypt is currently gripped by campaign frenzy as candidates prepare for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Not only is there a staggering number of new political parties, but also issues that had previously been overlooked are finally being...