Yasmina Filali, president of the Fondation Orient-Occident receives the prize for “Social Entrepreneurship” year 2016, by the prestigious foundation Schwab in partnership with the World Economic Forum of Davos.
This award, recognizes social entrepreneurs who contribute to “improving the socio-economic state of the world”; Yasmina Filali, Founder and President of the Foundation Orient-Orient, was noticed among 11 social entrepreneurs selected this year around the world, mostly as a response to her work in favor of migration in the Africa and MENA regions as well as for her engagement in the promotion of human rights. For more than 20 years, the Foundation she has chaired, has been working tirelessly for the benefit of young people, disadvantaged Moroccans, and later of migrants and refugees. It is in fact following the Royal decision to regularize refugees in the country, that she then oriented the work of the Foundation to promote their integration into Moroccan society.
This award distinguishes the most deserving global leaders from social entrepreneurship. Personalities who implement innovative and pragmatic solutions. The “Social Entrepreneur” Prize is a consecration for Yasmina Filali, the culmination of her commitment to human, social and economic development. Thanks to this award, Yasmina Filali is given an exceptional opportunity to meet with economic, political and media leaders from around the world and to establish with them potential strategic partnerships to improve and better the work of the Foundation Orient-Occident. The social entrepreneurs selected by the Schwab Foundation have the opportunity to participate to the World Economic Forum meetings in Africa (in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2016 and in Durban, South Africa in 2017), the MENA region, South America, Asia and Davos.
The prize was awarded in Tianjin, China in June 2016, at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of the World Economic Forum.
In 2016, Yasmina Filali was also appointed member of the Global Future Council on Migration in Dubai, for the years 2016-2018