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Daring to Shift: Youth Voices on Empowerment and Digital Leadership

  Sabine Iradukunda Uwase never planned to be a facilitator.  As a child, “I stuttered,” she says. “I avoided every situation where I had to stand in front of people and speak.” When she got to college, she studied agro-forestry and dreamed of working with farmers in her home country of Rwanda on sustainable agriculture […]

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: SAP’s Batoul Husseini interviews Charbel Trad, Lebanon

[An English-language transcript of the Arabic portion of this video is available at the bottom of this post] It’s Girls in ICT Day! We’re celebrating by featuring the incredible work of young innovators who are tackling the gender digital divide in their communities and countries. Young people with social enterprises focused on girls in ICT […]

Introducing DOT’s 2019 YouthLAB: Marwa Harb

Meet Marwa Harb, a member of DOT’s 2019 Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB) representing Lebanon. Marwa provides digital skills and entrepreneurship training to youth and refugees in Lebanon. She works with DOT Lebanon’s Innovation Labs network, where she specializes in supporting community members to build mobile apps. She is a former math teacher and #DOTYouth alumni. Marwa […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 with #DOTYouth

For Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, three #DOTYouth hosted Facebook Live video chats about their experiences as entrepreneurs, social innovators, and changemakers. They shared their entrepreneurship journey, what inspires them, and advice for other young social innovators and entrepreneurs. If you missed the Facebook Live events, you can check out the videos below! Shadrack Kamenya, Tanzania I’m […]

TEDxLIU Beirut: My Butterfly Effect

DOT’s MENA Regional Lead and Lebanon Country Director Marianne Bitar Karam speaks at TEDxLIUBeirut about women, leadership, entrepreneurship, and the ‘butterfly effect’ of empowerment.

A youth-led economy of social good could change education systems — and the world

There are many challenges facing education systems. Where I live, in the Bekaa area of Lebanon, children — especially girls — aren’t able to explore their creativity, innovation, and technical skills because of a lack of human resources, funding, and opportunities in school systems. At the same time, there are many young people like me who are struggling in […]

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