Impact: What is the impact of the work to date?
Handasiyat was established in Jun./2012. When we started we had small group of talented female engineers, who for various reasons didn't have time for full-time office based job. Since the establishment we've executed 3 projects giving employment opportunity for 8 female engineers. allowed them to make use of a-lot of their spare time in a-way in which they could realize their independence.
Handasiyat is considered as a hub for Arab Female Engineers, we have been contacted by Halliburton Company to be their resource for Arab Female Engineers for their open positions in the Region. We have given work opportunity for more than 15 Female Engineer.
I won in many honorable events for being an inspirational model, last but not least being mentioned by US Secretary John Kerry in his speech at GES in Malaysia
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
** Funding is the major Barrier that we face at this stage. Solution is:
1. Reducing our core team payrolls
2. Expanding our scope of services
3. Submitting for many fund raising competitions to get the fund and the promotion/marketing for our business which is costly.
** People thoughts towards Females capabilities in the Arab World, since we are following a very restrict employment policy to hire Female Engineers -exclusively-, Solution is:
1. Take care of having only qualified & experienced ones
2. Follow high level of quality assurance checklist
3. High commitment Level
Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
The construction market in the Arab region is among the worlds' most attractive due to its size, totaling $4.3 trillion.
We have plans to expand Regionally & Service - wise as follows:
To the moment we are focusing on offering Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) Engineering Services for companies operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -our main market-. Our future plans are focused in extending geographically to penetrate the Libyan & Syrian markets
In terms of extending our offered services, Technical Translation is the major field of extension, Civil & Architecture engineering fields is another expansion Service Wise.
Extending more means offering more job opportunities for more female engineers to use their qualifications.