Hamza Saidi (Morocco) is a project coordinator at KAS-REMENA with a Master’s degree in sociolinguistics. He is a street photographer by passion, a former folktale storyteller and an outdoor educator. During his role as a program leader with “Rustic Pathways”, his primary focus was on immersing international students in Moroccan/MENA culture, values and diversity to equip these future leaders with an open mindset to understand what it means to be an Arab/Amazigh/Muslim. Hamza is a strong believer in the role cultural mediation can play as a track 3 diplomacy tool. In his current position, Hamza works on establishing dialogue between young activists and experts with senior stakeholders in Morocco and across the MENA region, on topics related to transboundary water issues and climate threats. He strives to bring together people from across the MENA and EU to work beyond political/religious interests which can lead to conflict and focus on cooperation and empathy instead.