The Spring of Hope -- Restoring the Dignity

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft   I am in Tunis – this is where the Arab Spring got launched in December 2010. I have had the privilege of being in the Arab world for the last two weeks meeting and having discussions with youth and young entrepreneurs about how they…


The Journey Continues – from Seattle to Cairo with Innovate4Good@Microsoft

Editor’s note: This is Akhtar’s second post from Egypt, you can read his first post “The butterfly effect – everyone was a hero in Cairo” here. By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft. Sherine Soliman Ibrahim is a slightly built woman and a powerhouse. She was the first woman who stood for…


Partnering for Youth Empowerment – Youth Fund II Announced

Today I’m in Calgary, Canada, attending the Youth for Development, Development for Youth conference hosted by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Canadian International Development Agency, University of Calgary and Microsoft. You can watch the event live here.   “Youth Fund in Bolivia – the “Tuja Digital” program” My primary reason for being here is to join…

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