Ahmad Edilbi

Ahmad Edilbi

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Name: Ahmad Edilbi
Organization: Dubarah
Website: http://www.Dubarah.com
Title: Founder
Bio:
A social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Dubarah, a global network that bridges Syrian refugees’ problems with solutions. In 2012, Edilbi created a new model of volunteering that encourages refugees to help each other. In 3 years, this model helped more than 3 million refugees in 15 countries, with support from 180,000 volunteers.

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Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Economic development, Human Rights, Education

Ahmad Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status from helplessness to independence and promoting positive perceptions of refugees.