Ahmad Edilbi

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

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 Problem
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The Person

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