Ashoka Arab World Partners

At Ashoka we know that as social challenges cross sectors and stakeholder groups, so too must effective solutions. That is why we partner with diverse organizations and connect them with our Fellows and broader network of innovators to co-create a better world. From Ashoka Arab World’s regional office in Cairo, we launch and implement local and regional partnerships, and also activate global partnerships at the local level.

Ashoka Arab World has been proud to work with more than 50 partners to offer professional and business, legal, media, wellbeing, and strategic support to our Fellows. From empowering Fellows to tell their stories of social change, to offering critical legal consultation and services and facilitating IT trainings, our partners have directly supported Fellows to refine their business models and growth strategies, to raise awareness and engagement around their work, and to invest in their own growth as leaders.

 Over the last 17 years, our partners have joined us in several key areas:

· Providing Pro and Bono Support and Capacity building services to Ashoka Arab World Fellows.

               · Empowering Regional Innovation hubs to create an ecosystem more conductive to scaling social impact.

                    · Connecting Ashoka Fellows with their peers in the region and around the world for Knowledge sharing and collaboration

· Establishing powerful models for collaboration between citizens & business sectors                     

All Ashoka Partners

Ashoka's partners work together to invest in the people and patterns of collaborative entrepreneurship that are necessary in an Everyone a Changemaker® world.

Al Waleed Philanthropies

Our biggest donor to date, Al Waleed Philanthropies is a leading Saudi Arabian NGO with a mission to build the bridges necessary for cultural understanding, community development. Supporting Ashoka in electing new Fellows in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco, they are also championing the movement to...

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Amreyah Cement (AMCC)

Established in 1987, Amreyah Cement became a member of InterCement Group in 2012. Their priority is the well-being of those they serve through a relentless focus on innovation and continuous improvement to build a sustainable future. AMCC has been an important Ashoka Arab World partner since 2021...

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CREO Incubator

Born out of Oxford University, CREO Incubator is a great tool for entrepreneurs of all stages to access quality content in a fun gamified way. CREO and Ashoka Arab World have been partnering to arabize CREO's content to make it more accessible for entrepreneurs in the region. 

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Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926. AAW has been partnering with Deloitte's DASI (Deloitte Accelerator for Social Impact)...

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General Motors (GM)

One of the largest automotive manufacturing companies in the world, GM aspires to be the world’s most inclusive company and is committed to helping create a clean, safe and equitable world for all. They are supporting Ashoka globally to support local economies and giving back to promote social...

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Porticus Foundation

Since 1995, Porticus has coordinated the philanthropic endeavours founded by the Brenninkmeijer family business owners, continuing a tradition of social engagement stretching back as far as 1841. Porticus in the Middle East has been supporting Ashoka Arab World since 2021 in engaging young people to...

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RISE Egypt

RISE Egypt is a global nonprofit that is leveraging its network of top experts, investors, and researchers to accelerate entrepreneurship for development in Egypt. Rise has partnered with Ashoka Arab World to map and expand the network of social entrepreneurs in Egypt to create connections and...

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Total Energies

Total Energies Egypt has partnered with Ashoka Arab World to identify and mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Egypt through our extensive network of Fellows.

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Ursula Zindel-Hilti Foundation

From its headquarters in Liechtenstein, the Hilti Foundation has championed Ashoka’s changemaking vision in the Arab region since our establishment in 2003. From the election of our first group of Fellows through recent initiatives to bolster and scale Fellows’ impact, the Hilti Foundation has stood...

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