CEO of World Links participates in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, in Washington
The World Links CEO, Reem N. Bsaiso, was part of Jordan’s delegate selected from 250 participants worldwide, who were invited by the White House to participate in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurs.
The World Links CEO, Reem N. Bsaiso, was part of Jordan’s delegates among the selected 250 participants worldwide, from 50 Muslim countries, who were invited by the White House to participate in the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, in Washington D.C. on the 26th and 27th of April, 2010.
The Summit had been announced by President Barak Obama, during his Cairo, June 4th speech to the Muslim world. Addressing the delegates, President Obama, in this speech, aimed at deepening the ties between business leaders, foundations and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world. The Summit highlighted the importance of job creation, community development and identifying economic and social advancement. The President launched several programs and initiatives of focused sustainability and financing for entrepreneurs and innovation. The Summit was covered by the White House media and government outreach channels.
Also, addressing the delegates and participants, was Secretary Clinton who delivered closing remarks and hosted a breakfast for Women Entrepreneurs as she launched the Secretary's Innovation Award for Women's and Girls' Empowerment, among other announcements. Mrs. Clinton, in her address, was introduced by Mr. James Wolfensohn, the Ex-President of the World Bank and initiator of World Links. Also participating in the Summit was: Secretary of U.S. Departments of Commerce and Secretary of Education, Senior Representatives of the White House, assistants to the President, special envoys and Senior US DOS Officials, World Bank, USAID and large US & Islamic bodies’ representative and delegates.
Parallel events took place before and after the Summit, with more than 30 partnering organizations, who extended invitations and networking opportunities to Summit delegates, counterparts and Ambassadors to the United States from delegates’ home countries.
As a Panellist and speaker, at the UNDP and AED sponsored international “Entrepreneurship, Education, and Gender Equality in the Muslim World” Forum in line with advancing President Obama’s Cairo Agenda towards education reform and spurring more female entrepreneurs, the CEO of World Links addressed the entrenched obstacles to entrepreneurship and innovation in Muslim societies that World Links is trying to address, and how World Links training programs directly addresses these obstacles, with special efforts to include women and girls in its programs.
World Links, a result of James Wolfensohn’ vision, Ex-President of the World Bank, is operating as a non-profit NGO, having been incubated at the World Bank 10 years ago. It applies technology-integrated teachers’ training, as it motivates upper order skills towards the creation of self and lifelong learners in formed and networked knowledge communities and economies. It has thus far trained more than 40 thousand teachers worldwide and reached more than 4 million students in 34 countries in Asia, Latin America, Arab World, Eastern Europe & Africa. World Links supports and promotes sustainable training programs in partnership with ministries of education in each of the countries. World Links mission comes in line with the President’s speech in Cairo that: “education and innovation will be the currency of the 21st century.”
In its scalable training plans and new vision, World Links aims to reach 100 million youth and women within the next decade. The Summit comes as a step towards reaping opportunities towards realizing World Links set goals, to make a different in the future world.