Shirazi Foundation Inc

Shirazi Foundation Inc

 

 Non-Political & Non-profit Organization

 202.670 I.S.W.F

Refugees Work: A Humanitarian Investment That Yields Economic Dividends

Global SecurityThe Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development titled Refugees Work: A Humanitarian Investment That Yields Economic Dividends.  An expert highlighted  the many contributions that refugees bring to the  global economy for example a refugee from an eastern part of Europe was said to be the creator of the mobile message App, WhatsApp that uses the internet to send messages, images, audio and video.

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What Comes After? Strategy for Stabilization and reconstruction in the Middle East

Syria 6.21.16The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the American Security Project titled What Comes After? Strategy for Stabilization and reconstruction in Syria. Experts started by looking into past conflicts and the ways in which money was wasted and distributed in the rebuilding process. Experts  presented  the question to their peers of how can they collectively help the conflict state  move towards a new vision of a sustainability.The panel explained the diversity of cultures that existed before the armed conflict took place and the many ways it was destroyed. The panel searched for answers as to the best route to effectively get humanitarian aid to the people in need at this point. Experts mentioned the United Nations Development Programme and spoke briefly on its sustainable development goals  through programs such as “Cash-for-Work” and how effective they can be  in the rebuilding process.

The Economic Decline in the Middle East after the 2011 Uprising.

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The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the Atlantic Council titled

The Economic Decline in the Middle East after the 2011 Uprising. Experts began by determining root causes of its economic decline and searched for solutions to repair it and give it upward mobility.  Experts went over key factors such as the youth unemployment rate and how the economic issue prior to 2011 has worsened.  Experts went into detail on the low levels of natural  resources and how this part of the Middle East consumes 85% of its GDP which causes them to advocate for foreign investments to rebuild the economy. Experts highlighted  other points such as the female labor force in the country is at 25% which is very low and due to the past political and financial instability foreign investments and the import-export market is one of the best optimistic choices to regain hope.

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