Fida Touma is the Director General of the A.M. Qattan Foundation (AMQF). Prior to AMQF, Fida was the Director of the Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Programme at Taawon and was part of the team and, later, co-lead of the Riwaq- Centre for Architectural Conservation. She holds a B.Sc. in architecture from Birzeit University (Palestine) and an MA in public policy & administration from UMASS-Amherst (USA). She is trained as an architect specializing in historic building conservation and management and has been working and heavily involved in the non-profit cultural sector in Palestine.