Ahmad Edilbi

Ashoka Fellow
Toronto, ON, Canada
Fellow Since 2014

Ahmad Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status from helplessness to independence and promoting positive perceptions of refugees. His organization, Dubarah Strat, is expanding this vision by creating settlement centers in 6 countries, starting from Germany.

Related TopicsBusiness & Social Enterprise, Employment, Information & communication technology, Children & Youth, Education / Learning, Civic Engagement, Citizen / community participation, Disaster relief / crisis management, Media, Public policy, Development & Prosperity, Capacity building, Technology, Human Rights & Equality, Civil rights, Peace & Harmonious Relations, Conflict resolution, Tolerance / pluralism

Citation

This profile was prepared when Ahmad Edilbi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
Introduction
Ahmad Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status from helplessness to independence and promoting positive perceptions of refugees.
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The Person

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