Four Egyptians among most influential Arab figures in CSR in 2022

Four Egyptians among most influential Arab figures in CSR in 2022
07 / 02 / 2023
By Marwa Nassar - -

Four Egyptians were named on the list of most effective Arab figures in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability domains in 2022 which has recently been issued by the Regional Network for Social Responsibility.

Secretary General of the Union of Arab Chambers Dr. Khaled Hanafi,CEO of Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages Yasmine el Hagari, Assistant Professor for Administrative Sciences of Najran University Hala Mohamed Emam and Environmental Engineer Heba Mohamed Emam came on the list in appreciation of their outstanding efforts to promote CSR and sustainable development in 2022.

Last year, only two Egyptian figures were placed on the list.

Hanafi was placed on the list for the second straight year for his strenuous efforts to serve sustainability and CSR.

In 2022, the Union of Arab Chambers under Hanafi launched “Living Independently” initiative contest for disabled people in collaboration with the International Exhibition of People of Determination, the Arab League, the Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – Bahrain, the Arab Labor Organization, and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.

The contest saw disabled entrepreneurs presenting projects for serving handicapped people and confronting the challenges facing them in Arab and international communities.

The competition – held within the framework of the activities of the International Exhibition of People of Determination – was meant in first place to encourage disabled people to mobilize their innovative capabilities and develop their skills in order to turn their innovations into productive projects, thus paving the ground for handicapped people to live independently.

The initiative’s competition is also meant to encourage Arab innovators to present up-to-date technological applications and systems serving handicapped people.

Supporting people with disabilities falls within the framework of the 17 United Nations SDGs which also explicitly include disability and persons with disabilities. Disability is referenced in multiple parts of the SDGs, specifically in the parts related to education, growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and the monitoring of the SDGs.

The newly implemented 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development holds a deep promise for persons with disabilities everywhere.

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