Merihan El-Salakawy (Egypt) is a young professional and a youth leader with an academic background in political science and 4+ years of experience in the field of migration, post conflict reconstruction and social development, especially in the context of Africa. As a project coordinator at Goethe Institute in Cairo, she led the implementation of a groundbreaking social innovation, capacity building programs for 22 social startups for which she was subsequently awarded the Biggest Social Impact Award by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. As Project Assistant at Caritas, she organized the first Refugees Youth Forum which empowered young refugees and enhanced their inclusion and coexistence in their host communities. She is also the founder of “Politica”, the first and unique political club at Alexandria University with around 3,400 student members.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Migration
Areas of Expertise: International Development
Country of Origin: Egypt
City of Residency: Alexandria, Egypt