Said Khedr is originally from Serabit El Khadim in South Sinai, Egypt. He is currently co-owner of Desert Divers – a dive, climb, trek and freediving centre in Dahab.

Tanis Newman is originally from Canada but moved to South Sinai, Egypt in 2003. She is co-owner of Desert Divers in Dahab.


Mohamed Zanoon is location manager for international research projects and freelance hiking guide based in Wadi Faynan, Jordan


Vitor Hugo Costa is a producer (Metafilmes) and editor based in Lisbon, Portugal


Jessica Jacobs is a geographer and filmmaker based at Queen Mary University of London.

Emily O’Mara is an artist and producer from London

Andrea Morreau is an artist from London


Alexa Firat teaches film and translates Syrian Literature at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

BEDU International is registered as a charity in the UK
Members of the Anna Lindh Foundation Euro-Med Network