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AMEERA AMIR

Founder and managing director Weyakum

Palestine
http://www.weyakum.org/

Ameera Amir is the founder of Weyakum, meaning ‘with you’ in Arabic. It is a social enterprise with a mission to lead positive change and deliver value to the UAE society by equipping UAE youth and young professionals (18-32) with the skills necessary for a successful professional journey. Ameera says that the vision of her company is to contribute to the nation’s efforts of creating a more diversified and competitive Emirati work force. She says “We want all Emiratis to make a valuable contribution to their nation’s growth by building their knowledge and applying their talent with innovation and drive”.

Ameera holds a Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in Sustainable Economic Development from Columbia University in New York.  She is also a board member of Five One Labs which is a startup incubator for displaced and conflict-affected entrepreneurs in the Middle East.