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Ranwa Yehia

Ranwa Yehia

Ranwa Yehia

Ranwa Yehia worked as a journalist, writer, and researcher in the Arab region for 15 years before moving on to focus on Arab youth empowerment. In 2005, Yehia shifted careers to interrogate, explore, research and develop alternative education methodologies for Arab youth. In doing so, she engaged with Arab activists from diverse expert disciplines (technology, art and education) who collaborated to create a program for Arab Digital Expression Camps project, launched in 2007 and organized annually since then in Egypt, Tunis and Lebanon. The focus of her work revolves around mobilizing diverse networks to create and develop open knowledge production in Arabic. At the Arab Digital Expression Foundation, of which she is a co-founder, Yehia’s current focus continues to be the camps and how the methodology and knowledge developed in the camps process is transferred to collaborations among communities on the ground in Egypt and other Arab countries. Over the past two years, she has been engaging with the network in Lebanon to organize both youth and media activists camps. Yehia is a single mother of two and parent of three boys. Her role as a parent has also gotten her involved in autism-related issues and she is active within the community on autism awareness.

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