Project Objectives An ecosystem of innovation from a grassroots level Addresses, enhances and/or improves:• Unemployment Promoting• Entrepreneurship• Innovation HOPE• Intercultural tolerance and for respect• Networking a brighter• Early literacy future for• International competence• Youth civic engagement our globe
Project Long Term Impact An ecosystem of innovation from a grassroots level• Improves educational opportunities• Creates exchange programs• Promotes youth civic engagement• Grows business capacity in a variety of fields• Locally operated initiative with global reach
Statistics and Opportunities• 20 % of the Egyptian population is between 15 and 24 years• 50 % younger than 25 years and 90 % of the unemployed reaching to 11% of the population are younger than 30 years old – The situation is particularly tough for young women• 15 % of Egyptians aged between 10 and 15 are illiterate• In 2002, Egypt modernized its intellectual property law, raising it to strong international business standards that will allow private benefit from innovation for the public; a necessity to encourage entrepreneurial activities and innovative thinking within the young generation and link them to a strong international network -IP culture needs to be fostered to connect local and international business
Project Outline An ecosystem of innovation from a grassroots level• HOPE : A platform to foster innovation in various disciplines in schools and universities across Egypt• International and local collaboration that will harness the passion and energy of the young people of prestigious organizations such as AIESEC and the youth of the developing countries using world-class know- how• Strength of HOPE will empower our youth to address unemployment and gender inequality, build tolerance and secure a better future
Project Outline An ecosystem of innovation from a grassroots level Expanded impact of global expertise and reach for all members International Local Egyptian Know-How Student Schools International Unions and Student Universities Organizations HOPELocal Innovation LocalNGOs platforms Clubs Seed for accelerators Local Global Entrepreneurs Businesses Reality based innovative ideas and solutions National Competition for the ideas and solutions worth spreading, promoting and fostering
Project Outline An ecosystem of innovation from a grassroots level• 3-5 International Students (trainers) will support and develop HOPE platforms at each school/university• International student teams will consist of diverse backgrounds, training and gender, each student from different strengths, such as IT, business, and soft skills, to develop full innovation in entrepreneurship projects• Projects will consist of a minimum of 2 cycles lasting for 1 months each: one month for international and Egyptian students to develop projects in Cairo, and one month to take projects outside of Cairo• HOPE platforms will remain in universities and schools for continued engagement and networking• No religion nor politics will be discussed within the framework of the project
Project Outline An ecosystem of innovation from a grassroots levelProgram strusture• Structured courses – AIESEC members shadowed by Egyptian students will be teaching main modules: – Brainstorming, pitching, conflict management, team working, innovative thinking, thinking skills, future applications of IT• Workshops – Students will form groups and teams as a main activity of the program – Students will first brainstorm about challenges within their communities and in their surrounding environment – Egyptian students will then act as problem solvers and innovative solution providers work within their teams to present their idea and their pitches in convincing scenarios• Idea Competition – A series of local institution competition will be arranged then a final national competition will be launched
Quantitative Output Project Deliverables• The project is based within a reality framework and built around applied training by objective – The students are encouraged to act as innovative ploblem solvers and creative solution providers to issues and challenges within their communities and environment – The students will be mentored to think objectively about challenges surrounding them and will be empowered to take action by coming up with creative ideas – The students should come up with 4 minute pitches about their ideas addressing related issues in: business, arts, culture, media, IT, social, environment..... – The expected number of innovative idea produced by each platform will depend on the number of students attendingQualitative Output• The output is a major consideration from the onset of the project and its impact goes beyound creative ideas and innovative solutions it extends to the projected increase in: • Number of students stiving to excellence in education and looking to compete for international scholarships. • Number of students participating in exchange programs • Number of students beleiving in the power of innovation and checking sites such as TED • Proficiency in English language due to the long term interaction with foreigners • Increaed number of students engaged in civic societies and extra curricular activitiesCertificate of Attendance• A certificate will be issued for the students passing the program as a way to encourage attendance and encourage extracurricular activities and youth social engagement
Project Timeline An ecosystem of innovation from a grassroots level HOPE CENTERS CAIRO HOPE CENTERS GREATER EGYPTWeek 1: Week 7-9:International Week 3-5: Unstructured Training--Students arrive, Unstructured Training-- Week 6: Students actively network,receive training Week 2: Students actively network, Structured Training communicate, and create Structured Training communicate, and create Courses-- 1 minute video pitch Courses-- 1 minute video pitch programs given in programs given in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, self-empowerment, End of cycle: self-empowerment, business, etc. Regional business, etc. Excursions FEBRUARY 28th - MARCH April 3rd - APRIL Phase 1: CAIRO Phase 2: GREATER EGYPT
Project Partners PDFWhat is PDF?.People Development Foundation PDF is a foundation created by both Training Methodology Agency TMA to function as the company’s arm for promoting CSR, and a group of young Egyptian professionals passionate about building capacity and development in our communities.PDF was founded in 2010 under the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity.PDF puts special emphasis on youth, unemployment and entrepreneurshipWhat is PDF’s role in HOPE?PDF is the owner of the initiative and its main national coordinator for all partners.PDF, in partnership with TMA, would offer its expertise, facilities and experience to conduct workshops about entrepreneurial activities, processes and to promote innovation. Furthermore, PDF would coordinate the project.
Project Partners AIESECWho is AIESEC? AIESEC is the world‘s biggest student driven organization, present in 110 countries with 48.000 members and would support the goal of the project to combine global recognition and national outreach through socially driven young volunteersWhat is AIESEC’s role in HOPE? The HOPE Project mirrors AIESEC’s values especially “Activating Leadership,” “Striving for Excellence” and “working Sustainably“ AIESEC would: - As the project is a “project based on exchange“, provide international interns to act as trainers and agents of change. - recruit, young trainers and facilitators who would be trained by PDF and its partners acting as shadow teachers for the international interns.
Project Partners EJB/KEYWho is EJB/KEY? EJB provides a platform for dynamic business people to affect a positive business environment through development and social responsibility. The KEY Program empowers undergraduates with the knowledge and skills to transform them from job seekers to a demanded market work force.What is EFB/KEY’s role in HOPE?• The HOPE Project mirrors EJB/KEY’s values in enhancing the skills of young graduates to meet the needs of the modern job market. • EJF/KEY would recruit students, pupils, young trainers and facilitators who would be trained by PDF. • The KEY Program would provide its university facilities for HOPE trainings and seminars.
Supreme Council of Universities SCUWho is SCU? The Supreme Council of Universities is an authorized autonomous public body with the authority, which is responsible for the management of universities, The members are responsible for planning, coordination and supervision of higher education.What is SCU’s role in HOPE? The HOPE Project would be enhanced and complimented by SCU in: - Supporting and promoting the project within the universities of Egypt - Choosing universities and locations within for the implementation of the project - Choosing some of the Egyptian shadow trainers - Managing the logistics of management support within the chosen locations
Project Partners INJAZWho is INJAZ? INJAZ is an education organization which works to bridge the gap between the education system and the private sector. It helps develops a new generation of empowered youth to become entrepreneurs or the employees of choice in corporations.What is INJAZ’s role in HOPE? The HOPE Project would be enhanced and complimented by INJAZ as an academic partner. INJAZ will supply the program with modules related to innovation and entrepreneurship for both students in universities and schools in and out of Cairo. The Module supplied will be workshop based and will take one day in each location
Project Partners TIECWho is TIEC? The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) aims to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in ICT for the benefit of national economy. The center has been launched at Smart Village on Monday 27th of September 2010What is TIEC’s role in HOPE? Hosting of the launch and graduation ceremonies in the smart village Management of the final competition Manage the logistics of each institution judging of ideas Create the portals and registration platforms for the program Manage a module about the future and innovation of IT and its integration in all aspects of life
Project Partners AdvancEDWho is AdvancED? AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 27,000 schools and districts across the US and in 69 countries. As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, we believe that students must be prepared to succeed in a constantly-evolving and diverse world and that educational institutions have a deep responsibility to deliver quality education to students from all walks of life.What is AdvancED’s role in HOPE? The HOPE Project would be enhanced and complimented by AdvancED as an academic partner. AdvancED will supply the program with relationships with schools in and out of Cairo. Students of these schools will participate in the project as part of their activities and under the auspices of their school management.
Project Partners GEPWho is GEP? GEP the Global Entrepreneurship Program is a US governmental effort to aid the growth of developing countries through creating and supporting a complete entrepreneurial ecosystemWhat is GEP’s role in HOPE? The HOPE Project would align with GEP‘s goal of supporting the partnership of public and private institutions: connecting universities, Middle East entrepreneurs and experienced international businesspeople and supporting the growth of new and innovative enterprises. GEP would offer their expertise, experience and network to conduct workshops about entrepreneurial activities, processes and innovation promotion
• Budgetand they will cover their own AESEC international interns will work for free transportation to Egypt• Universities and schools will not charge PDF for the use of their facilities• Students will not pay for their enrolement and registration• The costs incurred will cover: • Transportation within Egypt • Of Trainers • Of Judges • There are on average 5 judges per university centre • Big tourism buses will be used to move trainees to and from major events • Average 10 days throughout (three buses will be needed) • Accomodation of alll trainers in and out of Cairo • Average number of trainees expected is 120 • Duration is two months • Printing • certificates • Material for workshops • Banners, roll ups and other media products • Costs of tool kits from Injaz • There are 36 kits needed throughout the program • Some administration fees and logistical costs • Ceremonies cost • Costs of the inaugural ceremony • Costs of the graduation ceremony
Project Partners Sponsors• Corporate Sponsors• Institutional Sponsors – Universities: tentative partner-- American University in Cairo – Schools: tentative partner-- International Schools – Governmental Entities – Social Clubs• Media Partners• International Organisations
Management of The Project• The project will be managed by a steering committee• Chair • PDF Chairperson• Honorary Chair • Secretary General of SCU• Members • TIEC Chairperson • Injaz Chairperson • AIESEC Country Director • EJB Key Director • AdvanED Regional Director • GEP representative • Sponsors Representatives
Action Plan• Official launch at Global Entrepreneurship Week, 14-20 November 2011• February 28th 2012: initiate HOPE projects in schools and universities• Continuous development: -Expand to more partners and sponsors in the projects endorsing via MoUs -Fine tune roles and responsibilities of each partner - Submit the Schedule to all partners for allocation of human and capital resources - Finalize choice of universities with SCU - recruit and interview international and local interns and trainers - Finalize the curriculum development - TIEC development of website and registration platform - Sponsorship and endorcements to the project
References• Population Reference Bureau 2011• Somaya Ahmed Aly Abdel Mowla. pp8. Social Research Centre, American University of Cairo.• CAPMAS Central Authority for Public Mobilisation and Statistics• UNESCO The National report on Literacy and Adult Education, Census 2006
Participation of AUEB• Ο Ειδικόσ Λογαριαςμόσ Κονδυλίων Έρευνασ (ΕΛΚΕ) του ΟΠΑ χρηματοδοτεί ζωσ 10 υποτροφίες των 500€ ςε φοιτητζσ του ΟΠΑ για τη ςυμμετοχή του ςτο Hope Project• Με την υποτροφία αυτή καλφπτονται – Fee για τη ςυμμετοχή ςτο πρόγραμμα τησ AIESEC (120€) – Fee εγγραφήσ μζλουσ ςτην AIESEC Athens (10€) – Αεροπορικά ειςιτήρια (200-250€ περίπου) – Πρώτα ζξοδα διαβίωςησ ςτην Αίγυπτο• Έξοδα εκπαίδευςησ, διαμονήσ και μεταφοράσ για τισ ανάγκεσ του προγράμματοσ καλφπτονται
Timeline • Deadline of Applications15th Feb • Assessment (Interviews) of Candidates16th Feb • Announcement of successful participants17th Feb • Raising form in online platform of AIESEC • Preparation Seminar delivered by AIESEC Athens and partners20th Feb • Flight to Cairo, Egypt23th Feb
Application Package• Για να δηλώςεισ ςυμμετοχή ςτο project και να διεκδικήςεισ μία από τισ υποτροφίεσ, πρζπει να καταθζςεισ το Application Package ςου ςτο email@example.com, μζχρι τισ 15 Φεβρουαρίου, 21.00 GMT + 2.00.• Αιτήςεισ μετά το πζρασ τησ προθεςμίασ δεν θα γίνουν δεκτζσ.• Το Application Package πρζπει να ςυμπεριλαμβάνει: – Βιογραφικό ςτα αγγλικά – Αναλυτική βαθμολογία – Αντίγραφα πτυχίων (ξζνων γλωςςών, πληροφορικήσ κτλ) – Motivation Letter ςτα αγγλικά – Σφντομη ανάπτυξη επιχειρηματικήσ ιδζασ (ςε 1 ςελίδα) για την υποςτήριξη ενόσ κοινωνικοφ θζματοσ τησ Ελληνικήσ πραγματικότητασ
Job Description of Participants1. The intern will be provided with trainings from GEP & TEDxCairo.2. The intern will be responsible for recruiting participants for the project in universities and schools.3. The intern will be delivering sessions for the participants on Entrepreneurship.4. The intern will be responsible of developing workshops content to be delivered to the Participants.5. The intern will be responsible for following up on the students performance and assessing them.6. Looking for beneficial partnerships with Universities and schools.7. The intern will go on field trips to other cities to deliver the trainings there.8. Participate in AIESEC events.9. After the project, organize an open event in AUEB based on the topic of Hope Promoting Project