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Thursday, May 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
How to leverage on innovative ecosystems to foster inclusion and development in MENA region?

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been lately witnessing creation of a lot of ideas linked to the themes of collaborative, green and solidarity economies. These young innovative projects are building bridges between their local traditional heritage and entrepreneurship with the aim of creating social and environmental impact. How is  this creating new promising business models and impacting the overall economy of this region?

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nelly baz

Co-Founder, hbr creative platforn
After a past in advertising, nelly made a switch in her career after joining Politecnico Di Milano for a Masters in Strategic Design when she investigated the sharing economy and came up with the best case scenario: the ant world (available on YouTube). She joined Make A Cube, an... Read More →

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Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Regional Manager, Techstars
Techstars MEA Regional Manager & Jusoor Managing Director Ahmad is a social entrepreneur and collaborative economy expert. He works as the Middle East and Africa regional manager at Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed with a portfolio of over 1,100 companies... Read More →
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Asmaa Guedira

Fundadora, Hyper-Gender
Asmaa é uma hiper-conectora que veste muitos chapéus. Ativista de gênero, change-maker, estratégista de futuro do trabalho e inovação, facilitadora, nômade. Ela constrói pontes entre diferentes mundos e culturas, quebrando barreiras, indo além das fronteiras. Asmaa escolheu... Read More →
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Cecile Marsille

Trainer and Researcher in Social Innovation, Cecile Marsille
Inclusive cities with special focus on migration through social innovation and active citizenship // New ways of political participation // Decentralized economic development // Grassroots civil society initiatives in the Mediterranean (Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, France) // Green and... Read More →
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Claudia Pani

Project Manager SwitchMed – Green Entrepreneurship, Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)
Claudia Pani: more than 10 years of involvment in sustainable development at global level. Originary from Sardinia (Italy), I always considerd the MedArea as one of the greatest laboratory for social and ecoinnovation of the world. My passion for this field together with my love... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CEST