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Amany Abouzeid (Egypt)

CEO, Amaken Artistic Services

Amany comes from a varied and multidisciplinary educational, cultural, and professional background combining literature, social sciences, anthropology, and business studies. Her professional career reflects this multidisciplinarity background: she has worked in large scale public-private enterprises, with the Social Fund for Development, and with international NGOs focused on the Middle East and Global South.Amany believes in the need to focus on space, that is, the normative, social, and political space for expression, difference, and alternative discourses. Amany is particularly passionate about the role of civil society and supporting a broad civic ethos that involves sectors beyond the conventional NGO formations, and about the role of the arts in the achievement of a meaningful development agenda especially in the Middle East & North Africa.