Dr. Ehaab Abdou
Dr. Ehaab Abdou is a social entrepreneur who co-founded Fat’het Kheir and Nahdet El Mahrousa NGOs in Egypt. Dr. Ehaab worked as a Senior Consultant at the World Bank and an Advisor for the Middle East Youth Initiative at Brookings Institution. He was also an Ashoka Fellow in 2004. Dr. Ehaab earned his master’s degree in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh and obtained his PhD in the History of Education from McGill University.
Khalil El-Masry is a peace engineer. He co-founded ‘Selmiyah’ (Peacefully) movement promoting culture of peace in Egypt. Khalil also founded ‘Madad’ a social enterprise providing IT support to activists. Khalil is also a member of different peace building and intercultural exchange networks such as MitOst, Caux Scholars Program Alumni, and UN Alliance of Civilization Fellowship Alumni. He also worked as a consultant in different projects promoting co-existence and civic engagement. Currently, he is one of the co-founders of “The Globals”, a new network of global citizens dedicated to foster global transformation.
Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr explores traditions and new globalism, questioning geopolitical and social development in Africa. The artistic practice for Nasr is a tool and a language that embraces art, sociology, Sufism and history in order to encourage dialogue across geographical boundaries. In 2017, he has been selected to represent Egypt during the 57th Venice Biennale. His most recent group shows include the participation to the Yinchuan Biennale, China, curated by Marco Scotini and the participation to the International Contemporary Art Exhibition (ICAE2018), in Yarevan, Armenia, curated by Mazdak Faiznia.
Rapahëlle Ayach is the Founder and Director of Safarni. Safarni is engaging underprivileged children in “touch-feel” simulated travel adventures that provide meaningful intercultural interactions with people from other cultures. Under the name of Safarni, which in Arabic means “Allow Me to Travel,” Rapahëlle engages the expatriate community in Egypt, Egyptian university volunteers, facilitators, and local CSOs with underprivileged children using an intercultural curriculum.
Ahmed El Karrany
Ahmed El Karrany is Head of Inclusive and Creative Economies Program at the British Council in Cairo and Adjunct Professor and Lecturer of Business and Social Entrepreneurship at ESLSCA Business School.
Yasmine Ibrahim founded the Digital Museum of Women to research, highlight, and preserve women’s history in Egypt since the 1800’s, along with providing women with knowledge and tools to be empowered through storytelling. Yasmine Ibrahim is a graduate of the Faculty of Law Cairo University and she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma on the status of women and women’s rights in the MENA region from Lund University in Sweden.
Mohsen Kamal works as a freelance trainer in civic education with the Goethe Institut in Cairo. Mohsen graduated from Cairo University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2005 and since then worked in the human rights education field. He has an international experience in human rights being a fellow with the Human Rights Center – University of Minnesota in 2009, and serving in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament – Brussels in 2012. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence for four years.
Lina Al Khatib
Lina Al Khatib has helped more than 400 professionals to improve their professional skills and calibre. She worked with international agencies such as Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Italian Cooperation as well as local NGOs and enterprises. Lina holds a certificate in Management from Emory University in USA and participated in women entrepreneurship and leadership programs at the American University in Cairo. She is also the organizer of Cairocomix International Festival .
Sherwet Ahmed works as a Program Officer at Oxfam International in Egypt. Sherwet was previously the Program Manager of ‘My Right’ program at the British Council in Egypt. She has been working in development for almost 14 years in a variety of development fields including gender, community development, environmental rights, natural resources, policy setting, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, youth, and civic education. Sherwet managed the Lazord Fellowship Program and founded the Lazord for Civic Professionals Program.
Nadeen Gamil is a feminist and a women’s rights’ advocate and her interest in this field is derived from her own personal belief and passion for women’s rights’ and gender equality in order to end all forms of gender discrimination and inequality in Egypt. She has been working with Dr. Nawal Al Saadawi since 2011, advocating against societal problems such as sexual harassment, rape, female genital mutilation, and domestic violence.
Muhammad Omar is the Marketing Manager at Eventtus and was previously the Brand Manager Assistant for Sarmady (A Vodafone company) and the Co-founder and Blogger at E3langi.com.
Basma Tawakol is the Business Unit Manager at Edupoles LMS and previously worked as the E-learning platforms manager at Cloudypedia (Google premier partner). She graduated from Ain Shams University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management, and has a diploma in Executive Management from the American University in Cairo. Basma has been engaged in civil society for more than five years with Alashanek Ya Balady – Ain Shams University and was also the co-founder of the Ezbet Project in partnership with Stuttgart University in Germany.
Yasmine Madkour is a writer, counselor, and wellness consultant. Yasmine is the Founder & Lead Coach of Well Work, which is specialized in office wellness to help professionals, companies, and organizations with mental health and productivity. She also founded “Ata’ Eidak – قطع إيد” initiative, which is an women’s anti-harassment movement and “Edeehom Fionkat – Give them a Ribbon” to stop men intrusion’s into women’s only public places. She is also the co-founder of Dawayr Cultural initiative that supports youth’s exposure to new cultures and the founder of Doors Inc. for digital marketing services.
Ahmed El Garhy
Ahmed El Garhy is an instructor of career development at AUC. In addition to his two bachelor degrees in Radio & Television and Clinical Pharmacology from Cairo University, he obtained his MBA from Paris ESLSCA Business School of France in triple majors: International Marketing, Finance and Global Management. He is eligible to certify trainers as he is an internationally certified Master Trainer from Infosys int. & MCIT.
Nihal Zaghloul works as an Associate Consultant in Research at Mission Talent in Berlin. Nihal is the Co-Founder and Fundraising Officer of New Imprint Foundation Development (حركة بصمة). She has been working in the field gender based violence in Cairo for four years. Nihal is a fellow in the Community Solutions Program, She was Africa’s and Middle East (AME) Communications and Advocacy Consultant with Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLMUL).
Kariman El- Shaer
Kariman El-Shaer works as the Fundraising Officer at Baheya Foundation for Treatment of Breast Cancer. She is an ikteshaaf fellow from the first cohort. Her areas of interest are non-formal education, child and youth development, community organizing and outreach, non-profit management, and creative arts. She started her work in civil society when she was student as a volunteer at AYB. She worked at Save the Children as a caseworker with Syrian refugees and fundraising officer at Fard Foundation.
Ali Wanli has been working in the development field in Egypt and in Syria since 2011. He was previously the Director of the Communications unit at Fard Foundation and the Vice President of Communications at Syria Algad Relief Foudantion.
Mostafa Abosaif is the Founder and Executive manager of Chefchaoun co-working space. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and mass communication from Cairo University. Mostafa previously worked at Raya Data Center, Juhayana, Xceed, and Procter and Gamble.