On Wednesday, 18 October 2017, ECG Vice President Dr. Nevine AbdelKhalek actively participated in the “Sixth Annual Conference on Philanthropy and Civic Engagement” (Takaful 2017) held at the Moataz Al Alfi Hall of the American University in Cairo (New Cairo Campus). This year’s edition of the conference had the theme “Philanthropy in Transition: Exploring the Paths to SDGs.” The theme comes in parallel with UN efforts in the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. AbdelKhalek was a prominent speaker in the Practitioner Panel entitled “Promoting Entrepreneurship for Development," which addressed the promotion of entrepreneurship for development and poverty eradication, as well as the different ways that could enable entrepreneurs to expand their activities, identify gaps, and cultivate new ideas and initiatives.
During the event, Dr. AbdelKhalek presented ECG’s University to Work (UTW) Program as a striking example of the best practices shifting the focus of corporate social responsibility from philanthropy to sustainable development.
The panel comprised other distinguished speakers, including RISE Egypt Co-Founder & President Dr. Mona Mowafi; ALZWAD for Economic Development CEO & Co-Founder Ziad Aly; AUC Venture Lab Co-Founder & Director Dr. Ayman Ismail; Endeavor Egypt Managing Director Mohamed Rahmy; Egypt Ventures Managing Director Amr El Abd; and Misr El Kheir Foundation’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Senior Manager Mahi Al-Jazzar.