Mahmoud Bastati

Participatory Design Lead

Mahmoud first joined Build Up as a fellow within the Digital Steps program and is now a full-time team member focusing on peace innovators programs and running participatory consultations in the MENA region. Prior to Build Up, Mahmoud supported programs advocating for transitional justice in Syria and managed several local and international campaigns for the cause. His work consistently centers on community mobilizing, participant-focused training, and youth engagement. Mahmoud is also the founder of “Bebasata”, a social enterprise that uses animation to spark conversations about peace in Syria.