Facilitating sustainable and ecological solutions for people and nature
The Regional Flyway Facility (RFF) is a dynamic organization in a dynamic region. Embedded within BirdLife International, we have a passion for birds and conservation. We inspire our societies to share that passion. People in our region have an innate sense of hospitality and value nature. We channel such values into successful conservation. We don’t just focus on birds and nature; we focus on facilitating sustainable development by offering innovative solutions through dynamic partnership with various sector stakeholders.
The RFF recognise and promote the development and diversification of energy resources as being of fundamental importance to the region, as is the need for a strong agricultural sector and effective waste management. The RFF recognise the importance of sustainable hunting as a cultural interest that engages many people with the natural world. We have great expertise in tourism and see the huge benefits the development of this sector bring to the region.
Yet these resources will only ultimately benefit the region if they are truly sustainable and encompass the protection of migratory birds within their plans and processes. This is where the RFF can work with you.
The RFF acts as the project coordination unit supported by BirdLife’s regional offices in Amman (Jordan) and Nairobi (Kenya) and overseen by the BirdLife International Global Secretariat in Cambridge (United Kingdom).
The RFF team is composed of:
Osama Al Nouri
Osama Al Nouri is a Syrian national, with a Master in Business Administration and with over 25 years of experience in the tourism sector. His passion for nature conservation ultimately led him to found the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife, currently the BirdLife affiliate in Syria. Since September 2011 he has been RFF Coordinator of the Migratory Soaring Birds project. He is based in the BirdLife Middle East Partnership Secretariat in Amman, Jordan.
Majd Abu Zaghlan
Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Officer
Majd is a dynamic communicator with over 10 years’ experience in communication, education & public awareness. In addition to hands-on experience of working in conservation field, she has an extensive experience in communications strategy and management, internal and external communication campaigns.
She joined the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) in 2007, then Greenpeace Mediterranean in 2014 before becoming the regional communication Officer at BirdLife Middle East Secretariat in February 2016.
Flyway Officer – Africa
Alex Ngari joined the MSB project in 2014 and is based in Nairobi at the BirdLife Africa Secretariat office in Kenya. Alex has vast knowledge in conservation and natural resource management after working in the sector for more than 9 years now. His past experience draws from his extensive work in agro-ecosystems, unprotected and protected important conservation areas engaging with policy formulators, implementers as well as local communities while using birds as flagship taxa to achieve conservation goals. His first degree is in Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences and Chemistry, while he studied Plant Ecology for his Masters.
Flyway Officer – Middle East