Zeynep Meydanoglu

Ashoka Staff
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Country Representative, Turkey

Zeynep has been building capacity over the period of ten years for the development of civil society and philanthropy in Turkey, working in the fields of infrastructure to create and implement innovative models. Zeynep created the first comprehensive research study on civil society in Turkey, advocacy activities for a more favorable legal and property infrastructure, donors, foundations (community foundations), social enterprise and social finance; She has experience with innovative approaches to the above, and has written many publications and articles to this end. Before joining Ashoka Turkey, Zeynep was with the Third Sector Foundation (European Foundation) serving as Program Director. She also participates actively in the women's movement. She was a member of KA-DER, where she was on the board between 2009-2012, Mor Çatı and KAMER volunteer. Zeynep is a member of the Board of the Support Foundation for Civil Society. She received her BA in Political Science and Cultural Studies from McGill University in Canada, and she is still continuing her thesis study in the Human Rights Law program of Bilgi University.