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islam alzeny's New Entry: A Corruption Free Society Initiative

West Riffa, BahrainCairo, Egypt
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Established
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

we sources and uses videos, photos, caricatures, competition, cartoons - to raise awareness of corruption fighting, engage the public and attract talent. it reaches a broad audience and could convey messages in a much better way than instructions or directives which people usually do not care about.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

target citizens directly with innovative methods and raising awareness and attracting young people, when it provides materials which people do not find “boring, compulsory, repetitive or complicated” will create a large degree of awareness of the problem
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The Arab countries, suffer from cases of corruption on different levels. there are people now who specialize explicitly in completing paper work for individuals who have business with government in return for a bribe. Favouritism is equally wide spread. We strongly believe that the countries in which corruption is widespread do not advance. we live amidst widespread corruptio , starting from the ordinary citizen to businessmen and officials

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We believe in the ability of art to change society and in the importance of social networking to spread the message and highlight corruption. we work to raise awareness of corruption fighting, engage the public and attract talent, especially from young people. The project work to do this by producing simplified materials to show people how corruption affects our lives. we use . social media websites to ensure a broad following Fighting corruption in the Arab world depends on instructions, directives and long circulars that do not have any impact on people and do not attract them. There has not been any social network before about corruption fighting which provides videos and simple pictures which attract and persuade people.

Awards

Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for MENA - It has selected as best project to combat corruption in the Middle East and North Africa by the International Anti-Corruption Conference and Transparency International among more than 200 projects for 2015
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

in our second competition. The participants had to detect a specific corruption issue and suggest a solution in a video of 100 seconds maximum. they think of the issue, about its dangerousness and all negative impacts it's creating within the community, how it's impacting negatively people lives and peace. They try to act by suggesting a solution. At the end, they should become more than aware and can be an active citizens by contributing on fighting corruption, the videos were shared on social media and reached 100 thousand people The internet users voted for the best. such an action can be the best to sensitize people about the different issues and solutions suggested on the videos, they motivated to share and spread it in the community

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Cfs initiative is known today among young activist and corruption researcher as an initiative that tackles corruption issues in a creative way. , we gathered many articles and drawings from Arab participants and we shared them on our facebook page and website. our artworks, including video and cartoons hav seen by more than 200 000 people from the Arab world to date. We involved. We have been able to make a network of fighters corruption in the MENA, we currently have 30 writers from 15 Arab countries, Access to 15 country never happened before. One of our writers in Iraq has awarded (the best newspaper article) against corruption. We have 42 exclusive articles have seen by 40 thousand people We've got a huge number of followers on Social Media We involved talented young people in the two competitions, the first one for artworks and the second for videos, we received 600 works

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Gather participants from across athe MENA region. We aim at gathering participants from all the arab world without excluding any country. - Recreation strategy : we aim at always recreating ourselves. We always think how to become more innovative. We aim at creating new interesting idea like video games, dvd, applications and artistic books that cover stories from all around the region. Organize workshop for Talented young activists and Journalists help them learn how to raise awareness about fighting corruption. The goal is to orient talented people and journalists toward our work
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Our strategy to move forward (human resources plan and recreation) is something that also ensure financial sustainability. We hope that the video games, dvd, and all our artistic work would form a fix capital that we can promote at anytime. It will be a fortune that can last even if we had financial problems. Also our team is currently formed by unpaid volunteers that are willing to work with any budget.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are many organizations, such as I watch in Tunisia but fighting corruption in the Arab world at the moment depends on instructions, directives and long circulars that do not have any impact on people and do not attract them. There has not been any social network before about corruption fighting which provides videos and simple pictures which attract and persuade people. Even available materials are often too serious. That is why this project is unique and makes sense.
Team

Founding Story

We believe in the ability of art to change society and in the importance of social networking to spread the message and highlight corruption. Experience shows that simple and funny creative materials which target citizens directly with innovative methods have been a great success with the Arab Spring activists and have achieved high viewing rates, reaching millions. I strongly believe that the countries in which corruption is widespread do not advance When I saw one of the street children painted what shows us how he is suffering without rights, he was painted a child sitting next to a school and cries because he on the ground can not enter a school , here I have made the decision

Team

The main team : Sarah Haider from Lebanon: Deputy Executive Director - PhD student in law ( based in Paris - 24 years (Full Time) Ahmed Ehab from Egypt - PhD student in engineering - Peace activist in the United Nations - 25 years (part time) Articles Department official ِAhlem Ismail from Tunisia - Master-in-law - she got an award for best young leader of the fight against corruption in Tunisia 2014 - 26 year (part time) public relations manager Badr from Morocco, an activist in the fight against corruption in the Transparency International (part time) 25 years - Responsible for the website and social networking Marwan Ahmed from Tunisia, Master of Information Technology - Entrepreneur - 23 years (part time) - Responsible for the Department of competitions Shada Mohammed from Yemen, journalist 25 years - she has media achievements of covering of education corruption issues in Yemen (part time) - Responsible for youth involvement Responsible for the creative section : 1- Islam Jawish : Islam Naim Ibrahim Jawish is a write, an author and a cartoonist young Egyptian, designer of books covers, an ambitious who attract a popularity with his spontaneous, unprecedented painting style and work. He has a millions of egyptian and arab followers in his social media 2 - Morhaf Youssef President at World Art Games- Syria cartoon awards: Web Award at the Festival of Diva Romania -2006 Special Award competition pens - Syria - 2007 Third prize in international women’s competition - Syria 2007 Competition Award (support street children) Iran 2008 Special Award of the festival Tabriz - Iran – 2008 There are also volunteers from 11 Arab countries There are also volunteers from Europe and India have experiences in the fight against corruption
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:

Facebook

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

CEO / Founder

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

- AKHER KHABAR News network (AKNN) on social media
Founder and director
leading a team working to attract 250,000 followers of the news network that is become one of the best Arabic news networks on social media

I have chosen as ambassador to the Arab Thought Foundation for 2015, in recognition of my activities for dialogue between peoples and religions,and my experience in leadership as well as cultural events and workshops and my achievements. I have a project on education with the Arab Thought Foundation, we try to offer educational videos on Peacebuilding and Global Citizenship Education for raising awareness

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

International partners:

The World Bank
International Anti-Corruption Conference
Transparency International

With who ? Partners :

1- Islam Jawish :

Islam Naim Ibrahim Jawish is a write, an author and a cartoonist young Egyptian, designer of books covers, an ambitious who attract a popularity with his spontaneous, unprecedented painting style and work. He has a millions of egyptian and arab followers in his social media

2 - Morhaf Youssef

President at World Art Games- Syria

cartoon awards:

Web Award at the Festival of Diva Romania -2006
Special Award competition pens - Syria - 2007
Third prize in international women’s competition - Syria 2007
Competition Award (support street children)
Iran 2008
Special Award of the festival Tabriz - Iran – 2008

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