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Razan Zuayter

Environmental Protection, Food Sovereignty, Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration

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Date of Birth:


Nablus, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Razan Zuayter is recognized for her leadership in environmental protection and food sovereignty, her advocacy for sustainable agricultural practices, and her contributions to civil society movements in the Arab region.

Brief bio

Razan Zuayter is a prominent environmental activist and leader. She is the Chairperson of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature and has been elected as a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy. She is also the co-chair of the International People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty and heads the Arab Network for Food Sovereignty.

Major Milestones


  • Founding President: Arab Group for the Protection of Nature, Amman, Jordan​​...See More

  • Election to IUCN's CEESP: Elected as a member, serving until 2025​​.

  • Co-Chair: International People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty, elected in 2018​​...See More

  • Head: Arab Network for Food Sovereignty, established in 2012​​.

  • Advocacy: Active in promoting principles of food sovereignty and environmental protection​​​​.

  • Environmental Protection: Leadership in the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature.

  • Food Sovereignty Advocacy: Co-chairing the People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty.

  • International Collaboration: Member of IUCN’s CEESP.

  • Regional Networking: Heading the Arab Network for Food Sovereignty.

  • Sustainable Development Advocacy: Promoting sustainable agricultural practices and environmental protection in the Arab region.

Date of Last Update: 
December 27, 2023

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