Abdallah Tawfic


About me

Abdallah is an Architect, Environmentalist and Urban Farmer. He graduated from Cairo university, Department of Architecture and He holds a master degree in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning from HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany. His Master Thesis, entitled “Retrofitting Green Roofs to the Urban Morphology of Informal Settlements” was awarded “HOLCIM student prize for Sustainability” for the academic year 2015-2016. Upon finishing his Bachelors, he worked for 6 years in Architectural consultancy in several national and multinational companies. Upon receiving his master degree, He worked for 2 years as a Project Manager at The Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) at the American University in Cairo (AUC), managing an Urban Agriculture project funded by the GIZ and leading several research experiments on campus on different techniques of soil less agriculture (Hydroponics & Aquaponics). He is currently working as an engineering expert and an advisor at the German International Cooperation (GIZ), supporting the implementation of infrastructure projects in 9 informal settlements in the Greater Cairo region, under the Participatory Infrastructure Project (PIP) in Urban areas as well as the Nile Delta Water Management (NDWM) project, supporting Egyptian farmers all over the delta and building their capacities on the different water efficient farming techniques. He is also the Cofounder and Head of Research & Development of Urban Greens Egypt, aiming to promote the concept of Urban Agriculture in Cairo. He is also a freelance Consultant for the United States Forest Service (USFS) International Program, working to support the Forest Service in urban forestry projects implemented in Egypt and the MENA region. Abdallah is also a frequent writer for the online magazine “The Nature of Cities”.