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Dahlia Mahmoud

Dahlia Mahmoud is an associate professor, an international educator with expertise in developing the regional cultural and creative industries sector. An academic with institutional advancement and strategic consulting expertise in research development, outreach through government and stakeholder relations and developing creative professional programs. Her career centers on implementing innovative design strategies and entrepreneurial initiatives. Mahmoud teaches creative approaches to visual communication and storytelling within the MENA and GCC academic structures. With a 20-year career encompassing building academic programs and cross disciplinary initiatives bridging public and private institutions, her research focusses mainly on the construction of regional cultural and creative industries. This is enhanced by her working knowledge of ministry standards, local and international accreditation bodies, for current and newly applied programs. Most of the creative enterprises she mentored over the past decade have promoted UNSDG goals and specifically women and youth empowerment. Of late, in the UAE her government projects include working on design & technology curricula, designing and executing talent development programs and the Masterpieces initiative for the Ministry of Education. Most prominently leading the research and development on the future forecast study 2071 for the Ministry of Culture and Youth, as well as creative outreach initiatives for the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment & Al Futtaim. This along with launching applied innovative solution based creative practice projects for the Prime Minister’s Office and the Executive Office of Dubai.