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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 incubator specialized in Social Innovation and Sustainability, and worked on The ChangeMakers Program for Expo Milan 2015. | Nelly relocated to Beirut with a mission... Read More →

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Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Founder & CEO, Arabshare
Ahmad Sufian Bayram is a social entrepreneurship, startup, and collaborative economy activist. He is Techstars' regional manager in the Middle East and Africa. For the past five years, Ahmad has been playing an essential role in leading the development of empowering the collaborative economy in the Arab World and building supportive communities based on sharing, collaboration and openness. He is the Founder and CEO at ArabShare; the first... Read More →
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Asmaa Guedira

Connector, OuiShare - Womanity
I am passionate about social innovation, and very interested in the impact of collaboration enabled by digital technology in creative and innovative communities that emerge in society, and their impact on organizations as well as gender structures. I am Moroccan and lived in Rabat, Paris, New York and Istanbul during 10 years, before becoming a nomad, living and working around the world, with a major focus in Middle East and North Africa region... 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 social entrepreneurship
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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 for our common region, led me to dedicate my last work to supporting the empowerment of entrepreneurs, the creation of new companies and the exchange of... Read More →

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

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