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Mona-Mowafi

Mona Mowafi

Co-Founder and President, RISE Egypt

Mona Mowafi is Co-founder and President of RISE Egypt, a global nonprofit that is leveraging its network of top experts, investors, and researchers to accelerate entrepreneurship for development in Egypt. Its mission is to find, support, and scale enterprises that create positive social impact, are financially sustainable, and address policy challenges of national significance. Mona was also Co-founder and President of Egypt NEGMA from 2011-2013, and was Chair of its 1st Annual NEGMA Conference and Impact Egypt! Social Innovation Competition. She has received numerous awards for her work including a global health research award by the Global Health Council in 2011, the Judith O’Connor Award for emerging nonprofit leaders from Boardsource in 2012, and a national leadership award by Americorps Alums in 2014 for her ongoing commitment to global development through service-learning. She has published widely in her field and has frequently lectured on the role of people-driven development in Egypt. Mona holds a doctorate in Social Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she currently remains affiliated as a Visiting Research Scientist.