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Rabih Yazbeck

"Since completing my MA, I have led the development of 11 programmes in seven countries in the Middle East and Africa that blend social entrepreneurship and market systems development - with a focus on women and youth - to advance self-reliance, peace, civic engagement and recovery in crisis-affected communities."

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Year graduated 2013
Occupation Programme Director, Near East Foundation UK
Country Lebanon

Since I completed my MA Social Entrepreneurship course at Goldsmiths, I have led the development of 11 programmes in seven countries in the Middle East and Africa that blend social entrepreneurship and market systems development - with a focus on women and youth - to advance self-reliance, peace, civic engagement and recovery in crisis-affected communities. 

A native of Lebanon, I currently oversee programme design and development (and contribute to the implementation) of a diverse portfolio of programmes; programme start-up feasibility and outreach; and organisational, partnership, and operational management strategy functions at the London-based Near East Foundation UK - as the Programme Director. Designed programmes involve cross-cutting themes such as youth and women's empowerment, peace-building, and food security and resilience in development, early-recovery and emergency contexts.

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