Lana Hijazi


Portrait de Lana Hijazi
Name: Lana Hijazi
Organization: Souktel - Mobile Phone Employment Service
One of four 2009 winners of the King Abdullah Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement at the World Economic Forum for the Middle East, Lana oversees all outreach to employers and institutions for our Palestine JobMatch service. Before helping found Souktel, Lana worked in the marketing department at Kuwait-based mobile network Wataniya. A business administration graduate of Birzeit University in the West Bank, Lana was the only Palestinian named to Arabian Business magazine's Top 30 Under 30 social venture leaders in 2009.

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Mohammad Kilany est en train de changer l'économie et le marché du travail au Moyen-Orient, de systèmes obscurs excluant la plupart des chercheurs d'emploi, en systèmes transparents, dédiés à tous grâce à l'emploi d'une technologie mobile simple et accessible.

Souktel’s mobile phone JobMatch service helps women find work by SMS: From any phone, users create SMS mini-CVs with basic data on their skills, location, etc. CVs are sent by mobile to a central database, which hundreds of employers search daily. Employers can also create similar mini job-ads and post them on the same database, so job-seekers can search these jobs from their own handsets.