Global social entrepreneurship series
Baramij Laha is an intensive training program designed to equip economically disadvantaged, female, teenagers with the technical skills and leadership abilities necessary for them to tackle issues they are passionate about, be prepared for global career opportunities in the 21st century, and become leaders in their communities. Taught by female students from the United States, the program aims to bridge cultural divides between youth through peer-to-peer learning.
Public Diplomacy Grant
codeHER received a Public Diplomacy Grant from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Rabat for its girls tech and leadership program, Baramij Laha. After an intensive process, Saniya Vashist and her team, all high school and college students, were awarded this grant to help empower Moroccan girls.
Elisabeth Myers is a lawyer, law professor, consultant, communications expert, and strategist. She is the first Editor-in-Chief of online magazine, Inside Arabia, based in Washington, DC. Over her twenty five year legal career, she was a partner in AmLaw 100 law firms and the founding principal of Myers Energy International. Ms. Myers has served as a strategic advisor for a number of non-profit organizations with respect to Moroccan and U.S.-Morocco matters. A frequent speaker and lecturer around the world, Ms. Myers has presented seminars, webinars, on-line courses, as well as internal training sessions for US and foreign government agencies and universities. Ms. Myers is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the American University's Washington College of Law. She served as an International Observer in a highly controversial case in the Court of Appeal in Rabat-Sale, Morocco. She is a founding member of the Middle East and North Africa Consultants Association and served on its Board of Directors and as the Chair of its Women's Entrepreneur Initiative.
Fadwa Kamal is a Moroccan digital expert and trainer. She is the founder of the Hacks Hackers Casablanca. She previously worked as Storylab Academy Lead in Morocco. In 2017, she was selected as one of the most impactful Peace Hack Ambassadors in the MENA region by the Swedish Institute. Fadwa is currently doing her Msc in International Political Economy on the Chevening scholarship award at the University of Aberdeen. She also completed Masters in Auditing and Management in 2014 and previously studied Media and Information literacy and Intercultural dialogue at Athabasca University as well as International Human rights Law at BAU-Lebanon.