Curator's Corner

Shapers Profile:


Asmaa AbuMezied

Researcher and Business Development Specialist
Small Enterprise Center
About me:

Bachelor's in Business Administration, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine; Master's in Management and Human Resources, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. 2012, Human Resource Consultant, Mencap, London. 2014, part-time lecturer, Al-Azhar University, Gaza; mentor, Gaza Sky Geeks, the first accelerator in Gaza. Currently: Research and Advancement Fellow, Internet2, Washington DC, US; Atlas Corps Fellow in partnership with President's Obama "Emerging Global Leaders" Initiative. Since 2011, Researcher and Business Development Specialist, Small Enterprise Center, Gaza, Palestine; involved in programmes, such as DEEP-UNDP and OXFAM programmes, that focus on the economic empowerment of marginalized people and areas of economic recovery in the Gaza Strip. Expertise extends to different areas including economic development, entrepreneurship and small business development, women and youth empowerment and engagement, training, research and community service. Leading role in developing a local economic development strategy for the Gaza Strip. Since 2013, Co-Founder, PAL Initiatives of Change, which aim to foster and reinforce the human values in the Palestinian society as well as develop the sense of individual and collective responsibility toward positive change. Since 2014, Global Shaper, Gaza Hub; 2015, Curator, Gaza Hub.

Business and Innovation | Entrepreneurship | Social Enterprise | Education