Ahmed EiweidaGlobal Lead for Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development World Bank
Ahmed Eiweida is the World Bank Global Coordinator for Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development. He is also Lead Urban Specialist covering East Asia & Pacific Region. He is based in the World Bank’s Singapore Urban & Infrastructure Hub Office. Ahmed has 30-year experience in cultural heritage, sustainable tourism, urban policies, municipal finance & infrastructure, local economic development, urban upgrading, and urban regeneration.
He joined the World Bank in 2000 and since then worked in more than 15 countries in East Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, East Asia, and the Pacific Islands. He led several World Bank-financed culture and tourism programs in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Albania. He is currently leading similar initiatives in China, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as Senior Technical Advisor to GiZ, DANIDA, DFID, and UNDP. He holds a PhD on Urban Development and an MSc. on Environmental Management from the University of Glasgow, The UK. He also holds a Pre-MSc. on Urban and Regional Development from the University of Cairo.