Elsa Sattout, PHD, is a Miriam Rothschild
Scholar following a conservation leadership program at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is an interdisciplinary professional and researcher with more than 15 years experience working on eastern Mediterranean ecosystems, socio-cultural aspects of biodiversity
conservation and sustainable development. She has served global communities through international organizations to support government
agencies in the Northern Arabian Peninsula in the implementation of the
convention on biological diversity.