Hazami Barmada is social entrepreneur and public affairs professional. Hazami is the owner and Principal of The Barmada Group, LLC, a firm based in Washington DC that works with business and organizations on developing strategies for management, development, partnerships, programming, public relations and communications. Since 2006, Barmada has built a diverse portfolio of clients that range across industries, sectors and size both nationally and internationally, including The Office of the United Nations Secretary-Generals’ Envoy on Youth, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Royal Court of Oman, TechGirls, The Washington Diplomat, DirecTV, Object Design and Communications (www.barmadaconsulting.com). Hazami serves as an advisor and strategist for many social and philanthropic initiatives including innovative campaigns to humanize the plight of children, women and youth globally. She curates global digital-diplomacy events on social good, recently organizing MENA+SocialGood, a virtual summit on Arab development supported by 75+ corporations including Cisco, United Nations Foundation & UNDP, reaching 27.53million people online in 53 countries (www.menasocialgood.com). Hazami is Founder of Al-Mubadarah: Institute for Arab Development (www.almubadarah.org), an international NGO that focuses on knowledge transfer, capacity building and social development in the Middle East and North Africa. She is also the Founder of Nexus Middle East on innovative philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. She’s a frequent international public speaker appearing on CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera and is a Citizen Diplomat with US State Department, traveling internationally to host trainings on entrepreneurship and community development.