Yousef graduated from Cairo University in 2019 with a major in business administration. During his time in college, he and his team established the VIA Club with an aim of narrowing the gap between student competencies and market needs. While serving as a vice president of VIA Club, he facilitated more than 2000 trainings, internships, and work opportunities. Furthermore, his participation in international programs in Japan and working with professionals from around the globe gave him a new perspective on global challenges. After graduation, he worked at Helm as a Business Development Executive, securing 12 Million EGP to fund projects to empower People with Disabilities while building partnerships with more than 50 local and international organizations. His interest in economic empowerment motivated him to join Enroot Consulting where he currently works as a Program Officer, managing projects across Egypt along with various donor organizations.
Menna received her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Cairo University. Since 2013, she has been involved in the development field through various voluntary and professional work assignments. She also participated in a number of extracurricular activities such as Enactus, AIESEC, and TEDx. She gained a diverse set of skills in research, facilitation, projects, event management, and intercultural dialogue as a participant of the Erasmus+ exchange program and Safarni initiative. After graduation, she worked with INJAZ, Banati Foundation, and the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies before recently joining GIZ Egypt through the Lazord Fellowship. She is also an entrepreneurship guru, being the co-founder of Career180, a startup which was amongst the top 5 at an INJAZ Egypt women entrepreneurship competition. She has also succeeded in implementing the, “Egypt Career Summit,” an annual summit in the field of career development. Menna aspires to pursue her post-graduate studies in sustainable development.