@ASE Kicks of Envision Arabia, Followed by Nicolas Fayad #EAS12 Update #media
New York @NYU Campus Kimmel Center~Ahmed Shihab Eldin, Huffington Post Live Producer took the stage to kick off the Envision Arabia Summit – #EAS12 if you’re following! PITAPOLICY/Mehrunisa Qayyum will try to “live-blog” upon request of Pitapal, Chris Schroeder. Let’s see how long Qayyum can keep this up considering that there are 6 themes to keep track of: Technology, Science, Law & Human Rights, Economic Development (this will probably get the most attention, I wonder why ?!) Culture & Society,
- Wonderful to see an powerful women, like Rafif Jouejati, the official spokesperson of the Local Coordinations Committee (LCC) in Syria both speaking AND tweeting about this second conference.
- Impressed by Lebanese architect, Nicolas Fayad, explains how the transformation of desert habitation represents the contemporary development of a significant part of the Arab world. Forbes Magazine named Fayad among “30 Under 30” as notable in the discipline of art & design. Fayad states, “The contemporary
#Arabic city became a symbol for development, whilst neglecting it’s heritage.” For example, look at the Gulf countries. Fayad continues: “Within #Dubai‘s changing landscape, much of Dubai’s identity as a desert city has been lost…”
- Also, very pleased to see a few of the Network of Arab American Professional chapters (DC, Philadelphia) attending as well someone from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee. Here’s what’s been shared via tweets so far!
“I don’t want first thing youth do after high school is apply for visa. I want them to have same opps in the Arab world we do here”
“We always complain, but if we continue to deny that these problems are our responsibility nothing will be done.”
“When I was watching the Arab Spring events I became motivated to join ADI”
“People need to start caring about what happens to their neighbors.”
Opening ceremony video up and running, so many flashbacks!
“Qatar offered 50 million euros to help
#France Muslims, $100 million to Katrina in the US. Why r we developing rich nations?” @ASE #EAS12
“We are here to come up with new strategies and new models for sustainable development. We need to think creatively.” –
@ASE #EAS12 #ArabDev
@ASE: “We are here to come up with new models for sustainability and development. We need to think creatively” #EAS12 #ArabDev
No better emcee than
@ASE for the #EAS12 conference! Thanks for inspiring our future leaders & keeping things so positive.
Very excited to see project growth this
#EAS12, as @ASE says “people are there to help you, you just need to take initiative” #ArabDev
“Enough pointing to colonial histories, let’ own up to our problems”
@ASE: “My question is why not us? Why do we have to rely on Western foreign aid” #EAS12
@ASE: “Now how many of you do something about this disappointment… When are we going to change the trend?” #EAS12 #ArabDev
@ASE: “How many of you wake up, hear the news & feel deeply inside of yourselves that same pain, frustration & disappointment I do?” #EAS12
“50-53% of world is under 30 but in Arab world it’s actually 70%” –
@ASE – Great opps for youth of Arab region! #ArabDev #EAS12
Everyone who’s working on
#ADI is incredibly nice and talented. #EAS12
Main lecture hall looks filled 2 capacity @
#EAS12. Fantastic attendance! Men & women, future leaders of the Arab world. @ADInitiative
Just met the wonderful Rafif Jouejati. She is absolutely amazing. Looking forward to talking to her for longer.
You’ll be great! RT
@YaraAlsayes: #EAS12 is officially starting. So exciting! Stomach is in knots even though our speech is tomorrow.
#EAS12 is going to officially start in a little bit. So exciting! My stomach is in knots even though our speech is tomorrow.
All the technical issues are fixed and I’m ready now :-))
Watching organizers of
#EAS12 get participants registered. Amazing professionalism & poise. Our future leaders are ready. @ADInitiative
I’m so politically illiterate :p I just had a pure political conversation with Mr.Nasser