Mohamed Tawfik is a researcher in the field of policy analysis, intuitional development, and governance, with a particular focus on the water, wastewater sectors, and Resource Recovery and Reuse. Tawfik has eight years of regional and international experience in the MENA region, South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Australia. He worked as a data analyst in Egypt's ESRISS (Egyptian-Swiss Research on Innovations in Sustainable Sanitation) project. He had his MSc in environmental engineering from Melbourne University. Tawfik worked for several international institutes throughout his career, including IWA (International Water Association) in the Netherlands, IWMI’s (The International Water Management Institute) headquarter in Sri-lanka and IWMI’s West Africa Office in Ghana. Currently, Tawfik is doing his PhD in Water Resource Management with Wageningen University in cooperation with IWMI MENA Region, and working as freelance consultant in several policy analysis, community development, and capacity-building projects.