Betty Khoury 's Profile
Betty Khoury
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Joined:
29/09/2011
Location:
Cairo, Egypt
Climate Zone:
Arid
Gender:
Female
Web site:
www.dayma.org





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Nawaya

Nawaya

Sakkara, EG


Projects

(projects i'm following)

Permaculture Egypt Ostaz Gamal Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge Nawaya
Followers
Adam Molyneux-Berry Amr Gharbeia Arturo Marroquin Asmae Bee Aurelia Weintz Benjamin Vidmar Bron(wyn) Elliott Hani Eskander Hubert de Kalbermatten Ignazio Schettini Maged El Said Mohammad Saleh Mustafa Fatih Bakir NANDA Kumar Richard Escoe Sarvesvara Dasa Sharon Carr Starr Brainard Tessa Sare
Following
Adam Molyneux-Berry Alex McCausland Anselm Ibing Ashraf Al Shafaki Aurelia Weintz Bron(wyn) Elliott Galileo Monnet-Martin Geoff Lawton Hunter Heaivilin Lilian Ricaud Maximilian Boes Mustafa Fatih Bakir Sara El-Sayed Sharon Carr Warwick Metcalfe Yotam & Niva Kay
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About Betty Khoury

I'm a biologist and co-founder of Dayma, a company that specializes in outdoor environmental education in Egypt. With a background in populations and ecosystems biology I develop new material and activities for students of all ages, embracing the natural world as a continuous learning opportunity and a means to excite their curiosity about the natural world. Prior to starting our company in 2011, I studied in France and served as a UN volunteer to the regional UNDP MedWetCoast project in Lebanon, as well as junior expert for the EU SMAP III Technical Assistance project in Egypt. My earlier work focused on wetlands conservation and integrated coastal zone management; I however found greater personal and professional satisfaction in environmental education, which I discovered whilst working at Wadi Environmental Science Centre (WESC) for 3 years. Thanks to a multicultural upbringing, I'm fluent in English, French and Arabic. I have a thirst for travel and discovering new horizons that I try to quench at every opportunity.

Throughout the years I have been interested in sustainable and alternative ways of living, and tried to implement such methods in a teaching garden at WESC. After a field course in Biomimicry earlier in 2011, permaculture came as a natural extension, as the "mimicry of agriculture".

Newly armed with my PDC, I started working to integrate permaculture in the outdoor learning curricula that we deliver in Egypt, as well as offer my knowledge and experience to interested entities and individuals. I co-taught a PDC in Cairo in 2012, as well as the first 3 PDCs in Lebanon organized by SOILS Permaculture Organization. On a personal level I am searching for a home with a small piece of land in which to establish my own permie roots.

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My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
PDC Amman 2011
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Warren Brush, Brad Lancaster, Bill Mollison, Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton
Location: Amman
Date: Sep 2011
Other course verified
Biomimicry and Design
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Karen Allen
Other Teachers: Chris Montero
Location: Costa Rica - Uvita
Date: Mar 2011
3 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
1 Other Course Graduates (list)
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Climate Zones
Betty Khoury has permaculture experience in:
Mediterranean
Sub tropical
Arid
Semi Arid
Hot Desert

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