What does it look like to be Lebanese in 2020?
Lebanon Today with Dr. Hasan Youness, Lecturer at Lebanese International University and University Saint Joseph. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the political, economic and social situation in Lebanon today. Already facing multiple challenges, the country was rocked by massive explosions that have left the people of Lebanon in dire straits.
Dear world leaders, we are watching you!
Our world and our future are under threat from persistent poverty, inequality and the climate crisis. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are a historic plan adopted at the UN in 2015 to tackle these world problems. 193 countries (yes, including yours) have committed to achieve them by 2030. We can and must be the … More Dear world leaders, we are watching you!
How to set priorities for 2020?
The unstable political situation that Lebanon is facing has its impact on our priorities for 2020. With the beginning of this year, let us reflect on our previous acts and future decisions. Our goals should always be smart SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time bound. Strategic and tactical objectives should convergence into the ultimate … More How to set priorities for 2020?
Sustainability Champion Says Progress Requires Unlikely Collaborations
When Hasan Youness was growing up in Lebanon, he often ran errands for his parents. But there was one thing he wouldn’t do: get cigarettes for his father. “Get your own cigarettes, dad, and feel free to use the balcony,” Youness recalled saying, as recounted in a September blog post. “Didn’t you see the picture of the … More Sustainability Champion Says Progress Requires Unlikely Collaborations
Who can lead Lebanon out of political crisis?
As prime minister’s post remains vacant, deadlock is widening sectarian divide, leading to rise in violence. There has been more than 40 days of largely peaceful protests in Lebanon. But as the political stalemate continues, the country is sliding into turmoil. In recent days, the demonstrations have turned more violent. On Sunday November 24, supporters of … More Who can lead Lebanon out of political crisis?
دورة التقديم التلفزيوني مع قناة الفجيرة و أوكريدج أكاديمي
دورة التقديم التلفزيوني لأوكريدج أكاديمي بالتعاون مع قناة الفجيرة في مهارات التواصل، لغة الجسد والكاريزما الخاصة بالإعلاميين وتهدف الدورة إلى وضع المتدربين في البيئة الحقيقية لعمل المذيعين وتدريبهم على الأداء أمام الكاميرات والتفاعل مع طواقم العمل والقدرة على تقديم البرامج بطريقة مهنية وأداء سليم وتنوعت محاور الدورة بين مراحل الإعداد والإنتاج التلفزيوني وصفات المعد الناجح … More دورة التقديم التلفزيوني مع قناة الفجيرة و أوكريدج أكاديمي
Strengthening Youth Capacities for Peace and Security
I had the pleasure to participate in the #training course “STRENGTHENING YOUTH CAPACITIES FOR #PEACE AND SECURITY” which aims at building up the capacity of experienced #youth #peacebuilders and young human rights activists in the field of advocacy, political participation, conflict transformation. The training course brought together 20 experienced representatives, multipliers and young leaders from organisations working in peace-building or human rights … More Strengthening Youth Capacities for Peace and Security
Communication Skills and Business Etiquette Training on August 31
A unique training on #Communication skills and #Business Etiquette at Four Seasons Hotel. A training that unveils via a hands-on approach the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication in delivering a certain message. A highly interactive training with a very special group of 20 attendees.
Tips on communication skills, body language and public speaking on OTV
In case you missed it, check out my interview on OTV with my dear colleague and friend May Sahab. It is all about giving tips on communication skills, body language and public speaking with Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama as examples!
المسؤولية المجتمعية و أجندة ٢٠٣٠
كانت مشاركة مميزة بالفعل وخطوة رائدة من مركز الأبحاث والدراسات التربوية على أمل لقاءات قادمة
Embracing KONE culture: Our Unique way of Leaping into the Future
I had the privilege of delivering a 2-hour inspirational and interactive talk to the directors of the Middle East headquarters of KONE in Riyadh (a 10 b$ company and a leader in its Industry).Because “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”, the topic of the talk was “embracing KONE culture: Our Unique way of Leaping into the … More Embracing KONE culture: Our Unique way of Leaping into the Future
ندوة حول آخر التطورات والمستجدات في علم الموارد البشرية ومهارات الاتصال والتواصل الإداري
خلال مشاركتي في الندوة التي دعت إليها الدكتورة ليلى شمس الدين حول آخر التطورات والمستجدات في علم الموارد البشرية ومهارات الاتصال والتواصل الإداري
Canada Day in Lebanon!
Celebrating Canada Day in Lebanon! Thanks for Ambassador Lamoureux and my very dear friend consular AlyKhan Rajani for the invitation! May #Canada keep its Glory and its great ties with Lebanon!#CanadaDay2019
Erasmus+ virtual Exchange program
I was honored to chair a panel on #Erasmus+ virtual Exchange program with the leaders in the the field .The topics of the discussion and my guests were:Online Facilitated Dialogues, Mr. Ayoub Alnmour, SoliyaInteractive Open Online Courses, Ms. Juliet Mühlbauer, Sharing Perspectives Foundation Transnational Virtual Exchange Projects, Ms. Francesca Helm, UNICollabotration Advocacy Training, Ms. Ana Martin, … More Erasmus+ virtual Exchange program
LIU Entrepreneurship Competition
It was my pleasure to train a total of 12 LIU teams from 9 campuses on how to pitch their idea and present their business plan. I gave a workshop on the different components of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Lebanon while stressing on elevator pitching and creating a value proposition. You can download my presentation … More LIU Entrepreneurship Competition
My interview on the Start, MTV: discussing the entrepreneurship ecosystem
During my last interview with Maurice Matta on the Start at MTV, I was asked about the puzzle of Entrepreneurship. In fact, entrepreneurship is defined and composed of different pillars. To be able to foster the entrepreneurship ecosystem and create a nurturing environment for the entrepreneurs, we need to combine all pillars together and assemble … More My interview on the Start, MTV: discussing the entrepreneurship ecosystem
It was a delightful experience to have a Global Compact Network Lebanon track in the very well designed conference ABLE (Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience) summit at American University of Beirut (AUB) on April 12! ABLE (Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience), is an IT@A.U.B initiative by the Office of Information Technology (IT) in collaboration with … More ABLE Summit
Annahar’s Roadshow at LAU
Annahar’s Roadshow offers universities the opportunity to tap into business interests across continents and cultures with the help of our integrated media platform. Both faculty and students will be given immense exposure and the opportunity to connect with leading members of the local and international business community, successful entrepreneurs, and prominent expats. Students will interact … More Annahar’s Roadshow at LAU
Sustainability Buzz: Sustainable Entrepreneurship at NDU
Opportunity is the crown jewel of entrepreneurship ! True! The Aha moment and the Eureka Eureka are sought after..very true Entrepreneurship is on fire as never before and is the panacea for many young people many of whom are here today..For opportunities to be exercised fully, a fertile ground has to be there, an ecosystem … More Sustainability Buzz: Sustainable Entrepreneurship at NDU
Moushtarayat (4th Government Procurement & Contracting Conference & Exhibition)
The 4th edition of the Government Procurement and Contracting Conference and Exhibition (Moushtarayat 2019) organized by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) took place from 31/3/2019 to 2/4/2019 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). Building on the momentum of its preceding editions, Moushtarayat 2019 ushered in a wave of new opportunities for the government-private sector cooperation. … More Moushtarayat (4th Government Procurement & Contracting Conference & Exhibition)
Social Media Marketing World 2019
What an experience! From March 20 to March 22, I joined thousands of fellow marketers and influencers in San Diego at the mega-conference “Social Media Marketing World” organized by Social Media Examiner. More than 100 of the world’s top pros who specialize in marketing with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger bots, live video, social strategy, content marketing, … More Social Media Marketing World 2019
Ring The Bell for Gender Equality on International Women’s Day
“I want you all present here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room today, and some phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they … More Ring The Bell for Gender Equality on International Women’s Day
Success Stories of young entrepreneurs
On Saturday February 23, I was happy to take part in the session “success stories of young entrepreneurs” as part of the event “paradigm shift in rethinking success” organized by the scientific committee of the order of Engineers and Architects of Tripoli. Some insights of my intervention: As part of my experience in teaching entrepreneurship … More Success Stories of young entrepreneurs
X-TRA Mile event
February 13, 2019
Employer Branding Roundtable
I was happy to take part in the “Employer Branding Roundtable” organized by the Arab Open University on February 13, 2019 that aims to increase the awareness about “employer Branding” concept among executives in Lebanon and to underline strategies for improving it. Among the topics covered: The definition of employer branding. Who should own and … More Employer Branding Roundtable
Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs
On Jan. 31st, representatives from Global Compact networks from all over the world met at the UN city in Copenhagen to help in designing Global Compact Young SDG Innovators program. The round table was attended by CEO and Executive Director of UNGC Lise Kingo, top directors and experts in the field of sustainability. This program … More Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs
Reimagining Journalism Studies for the Middle East
I was happy to be among the media experts for a series of Idea Lab workshops taking place in early 2019 in Beirut. The workshops were organized by DW Akademie from Germany, the Maharat Foundation and the Continuing Education Center at the AUB in Lebanon. I am glad I got the chance to share my … More Reimagining Journalism Studies for the Middle East
Hult Prize Lebanon @NDU
Mentoring and judging are part of my responsibilities towards students and potential entrepreneurs! I was glad to be a juror at Hult Prize Lebanon at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU)! Best of luck to the brilliant winners!
Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit
Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, the Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit (SDE Summit) took place on 22 – 24 January, at the MEA Training & Conferences Center.The SDE Summit brought together organizations and experts, top-tier information executives, ICT Directors, Digital Transformation Experts, from the whole sustainable Digital Ecosystem value chain, to interact … More Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit
Peace Tech Hackathon
I was glad to have mentored a group of 45 young #entrepreneurs of the first PeaceTech #Youth#Hackathon in #Lebanon. This mentorship is part of the Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by U.S. Department of State and executed by Legacy International and in partnership with PeaceTech Lab in Washington DC, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL and happening at the American University of … More Peace Tech Hackathon
Honor the Penal Code! Secure her Haven.
I was delighted to make a contribution on the topic of gender equality from the private sector and entrepreneurship perspectives during the conference “Honor the Penal Code! Secure Her Haven”. Organized by The Communication Arts Department, the conference was under the auspices and presence of H.E. Minister of Women Affairs Jean Oghassabian and distinguished guests … More Honor the Penal Code! Secure her Haven.