Bridging the Gap Conference, Beirut
In partnership with the European Union and the American University of Beirut, I organised an international conference the next steps for Syrian refugee graduates in the Middle East. Focus was on employment opportunities in a region with high rates of youth unemployment, skilling for the future reconstruction of Syria and Iraq and benefiting local hosting economies in the meantime.

Speakers included: EU Commissioner, Johannes Hahn



IGNITE Conference, Amsterdam
I co-organise an annual, international conference on higher education and employment for youth in fragile states on behalf of SPARK. The IGNITE conference, held in Amsterdam, hosts over 400+ attendees from around the world.

Partners have included: Islamic Development Bank, IFC, Al Fakhoora, IKEA Foundation, City of Amsterdam and the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law.