We are a group of friends and professionals who are committed to Bedouin communities. Together we have unparalleled local knowledge and decades of experience in research and development practice in South Sinai. We work on innovative projects which help local Bedu to access better opportunities and fulfil basic needs.


Our work is always collaborative, the result of local knowledge, practices and ideas coupled with high-quality academic research carried out by the experts on our team. We are a true partnership, and this makes our work very exciting. 

We focus on interventions which are
  • Devised and led by Bedu

  • Collaborative

  • Research based

  • Environmentally friendly, and based on local norms and knowledge

  • Sustainable

  • Progressive, especially for women and deaf Bedu

  • Focused on long-term objectives

Although we are small, this approach makes our work very effective.

Find out more

We do not publicise our work online but we love talking about it, and we are proud of the things we have achieved.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us. We will be delighted to send you information about what we do and how we do it. 

    South Sinai Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commission, number 1128955.

    We have been operating since 2009.


    Dr Hilary Gilbert

    Prof Francis Gilbert

    Rev Prof Michael Reiss

    Nicola Dalby

    Lucy Gilbert

    Cinzia Porcedda

    Hannah Mary Harrington