Basic Biographical Information
Aysar Akrawi’s educational background is in history and political science, and she has undergone extensive training in senior management. Previous positions have included setting up and managing The Queen Noor College for Civil Aviation and introducing and implementing entrepreneurial projects for women in rural areas of Jordan.
Aysar Akrawi has occupied the position of executive director of the Petra National Trust (PNT) since 1994. In this capacity, her responsibilities are diverse. As it is the aim of the Trust to advocate for the preservation of the cultural and natural heritage as well as the integration of the local communities in the decision-making process of the PAP and the Petra region, she is responsible for the planning, implementation, and supervision of the Trust’s projects; the local and international publications; and coordination with governments, other NGO’s, international donors, and international preservation...
- Akrawi, A. 2003. NGO & government collaboration in archaeological site management, Jordan (Petra case), in M. Greenburg (ed.) Of the past, for the future: integrating archaeology and conversation: 29-34. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute.Google Scholar
- - 2009. Issues at world heritage sites – Petra case study, in F. al-Khraysheh (ed.) Studies in the history and archaeology of Jordan. Amman: Department of Antiquities.Google Scholar
- -2012. Site management, history, and status, in D. Comer (ed.) Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra: driver to development or destruction: 30-77. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
- Akrawi, A. & L. Shekede. 2010. Unique Nabataean wall painting in Petra: conservation in situ, in Conservation and the eastern Mediterranean: contributions to the 2010 IIC Congress, Istanbul: 214-19. International Institute for Conversation of Historic and Artistic Works.Google Scholar
- Comer, D.(ed.) 2012. Tourism and archaeological heritage management at Petra. Driver to development or destruction? New York: Springer.Google Scholar