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Nafez Al Dakkak

Entries by Nafez Al Dakkak

What if it All Came Together?

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 12:23 PM

To outside observers the Arab world looks anything but happening; unemployment, political instability and youth's aspirations hanged by failed states. Beyond the screaming headlines and the grim, disheartening stories we hear, is a new parallel and brimming reality. A digital revolution is budding within its youthful communities and is determined...

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Tackling the Crux of the Matter

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 1:47 PM

Let me state the obvious. The employment process is broken. It is especially broken in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where the region continues to lead the world in the percentage of youth not on the path to a stable career.

Regional leaders and public figures often...

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I Just Don't Get It...

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 9:13 AM

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in" - Greek Proverb

On Wednesday, I will be speaking at a panel on the global unemployment crisis -- a crisis that is eating at the very fabric of society. As...

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Putting the Why in Arab Education Reform

(23) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 6:13 PM

Throughout 2012 I've spent a great deal of my time with different education entrepreneurs across the Middle East and at Startup Weekend events filled with aspiring entrepreneurs immersed in one of the best forms of experiential learning I've ever seen (even if they were

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