Regional Flyway Facility

Facilitating sustainable and ecological solutions for people and nature

The Regional Flyway Facility (RFF) is a dynamic organization in a dynamic region. Embedded within BirdLife International, we have a passion for birds and conservation. We inspire our societies to share that passion. People in our region have an innate sense of hospitality and value nature. We channel such values into successful conservation. We don’t just focus on birds and nature; we focus on facilitating sustainable development by offering innovative solutions through dynamic partnership with various sector stakeholders.

The RFF recognise and promote the development and diversification of energy resources as being of fundamental importance to the region, as is the need for a strong agricultural sector and effective waste management. The RFF recognise the importance of sustainable hunting as a cultural interest that engages many people with the natural world.  We have great expertise in tourism and see the huge benefits the development of this sector brings to the region.
Yet these resources will only ultimately benefit the region if they are truly sustainable and encompass the protection of migratory birds within their plans and processes. This is where the RFF can work with you.

The RFF acts as the project coordination unit supported by BirdLife’s regional offices in Amman (Jordan) and Nairobi (Kenya) and overseen by the BirdLife International Global Secretariat in Cambridge (United Kingdom).

The RFF team is composed of:

Osama Al Nouri

RFF Coordinator

Osama Al Nouri is a Syrian national, with a Master in Business Administration and with over 25 years of experience in the tourism sector. His passion for nature conservation ultimately led him to found the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife, currently the BirdLife affiliate in Syria. Since September 2011 he has been RFF Coordinator of the Migratory Soaring Birds project. He is based in the BirdLife Middle East Partnership Secretariat in Amman, Jordan.

  

Muna Al-Taq

Flyway Officer

Muna holds B.Sc in Agricultural Engineering from Hashmite University. She comes from a rich background in conservation and NGOs spheres, as she worked for RSCN, Birdlife Partner in Jordan for more than 14 years. While at RSCN, Muna led strategic communication, marketing, networking and managing conservation and tourism projects and had been our focal point at RSCN for several project components related to training, capacity development, and species conservation. Also, she has a good track record on other important areas such as event management, campaigning and advocacy, branding, and fundraising, all of which are of need to us and the partnership.

 

Alex Ngari

Flyway Officer – Africa

Alex Ngari joined the MSB project in 2014 and is based in Nairobi at the BirdLife Africa Secretariat office in Kenya. Alex has vast knowledge in conservation and natural resource management after working in the sector for more than 9 years now. His past experience draws from his extensive work in agro-ecosystems, unprotected and protected important conservation areas engaging with policy formulators, implementers as well as local communities while using birds as flagship taxa to achieve conservation goals. His first degree is in Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences and Chemistry, while he studied Plant Ecology for his Masters.

 

 

Esraa Akilan

Communicatons and project Assistant

Esraa has a bachelor degree in English Literature with a Business Administration focus. She is working as a Project and Communications Assistant; she joined us in June-2020.

She worked as a Public Relations Associate; and she is an experienced editor with a demonstrated history of working in the renewable energy industry. Skilled in Public Relations, Translation, Social Media and Project Planning. Esraa also worked as an Administrative Assistant, and has experience in filing, updating info’s, and organizing.