Qatar-based social initiative, Silatech hosts US events on innovative entrepreneurship
Monday, November 4, 2013
Policy-makers, entrepreneurs, economists, NGO representatives, and the media were brought together when Silatech partnered with the New America Foundation in Washington DC to host “Back to Business: How Socially Innovative Entrepreneurship Can Build the Middle East.”
The roundtable highlighted the growing trend of social entrepreneurship in the region and highlighted ways in
which it can be supported.
Silatech CEO Dr Tarik Yousef placed the situation of Arab youth in the context of the Arab Spring, noting that the short-term dislocation being faced by a number of Arab governments has led to a crisis management approach to policy-making.