Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2016
This description of Abdallah Absi's work was prepared when Abdallah Absi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
Abdallah is creating a community movement that supports innovation across all fields of the Arab region and regardless of problem areas. He is doing this through democratizing access to seed capital for early stage Arab innovators. In doing so, Abdallah is building a bridge between Arab innovators and Diaspora as large diffused people willing to give back. He is also repurposing the aid funding industry, which is becoming more politicized and constricted to match the crowd’s fund for innovators.
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