Sara El Sayed


As a rowing enthusiast who trains on the River Nile, Italian Egyptian Sara El Sayed devotes her time to being a Biomimicry Practitioner. With a BSc in Biology and a BA in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo, she is keen on creating opportunities for an impactful shift towards a more sustainable future for her home country: Egypt.

With a passion for drawing inspiration from nature, Sara is eager to share her learning of the natural world to as many varied and diverse groups as possible. As a result, in 2011 she co-founded Dayma, a social venture in education tourism to inspire students through the country’s native ecosystems, and in the same year she launched Nawaya: an NGO promoting sustainable agriculture in Egypt.

Sara also sits on the International Board of Slow Food and is lead instructor for the B-speciality programme in Europe as part of Biomimicry 3.8.