An ethnomusicologist with background in hospitality experience design, Mina explores new ways to cultivate environments conducive to learning, making, and experiencing music. He specializes in curating and producing innovative musical collaborations across diverse styles. Mina earned his bachelor in Hospitality Administration from Florida State University
and his masters in Ethnomusicology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Mina is a Synergos Pioneers of Egypt fellow, a Wired 2014 Innovation fellow, and a National Arts Strategies Creative Community fellow.
Steffen is an advisor on issues related to sustainable development and international cooperation, with a specific interest in transboundary water governance and hydro-diplomacy. At the Nile Project, Steffen leads the program development and acquisition.
Previously, he worked in the Nile region in a technical assistance project of the German Cooperation with the Nile Basin Initiative. He holds a MA in Environmental Management from Free University Berlin, and a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Düsseldorf with a Minor in Economics from Utrecht School of Economics.
Elsadig Elsheikh is the Director of the Global Justice Program at the Othering & Belonging Institute, where he oversees the program’s projects on corporate power, food systems, forced migration, inclusiveness index, Islamophobia, and human rights mechanisms; and manages the Shahidi Project, and the Nile Project.