Rebeen Pasha

Founder & President SDH/REBuild Iraq and Middle East Young Entrepreneurs' Dreams

Rebeen Pasha

Founder & President SDH/REBuild Iraq and Middle East Young Entrepreneurs' Dreams

Biography

Rebeen Pasha is founder of Social Development Horizons, a social enterprise, and the Middle East Young Entrepreneurs’ Dreams (www.MyeDream.me), working in Iraq to inspire youth to “dream”, connect network of like-minded entrepreneurs, and build entrepreneurship development and business incubators. Pasha is also co-founder of American Friends of Kurdistan (www.friendsofkurdistan.us) with Lionel C Johnson. Prior to his dedicated work in youth engagement, empowerment, and entrepreneurship in the Middle East, Pasha has served as Senior Advisor to the Middle East Bureau of USAID and Health Team Lead, and had also served with the Bureau of Global Health, overseeing programming related to leadership, management, and governance, where he worked with missions around the globe to ensure sustainability planning and local ownership in partnerships and programs between USG missions and host countries and communities. Pasha was with the United Nations in Iraq after the war, both WHO and UNDP, and was part of the drafting of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) section on Inclusive Economic Growth for Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Pasha has also had extensive experience in global health and development throughout Africa and Asia, including managing 44 countries programs in youth engagement and vocational training in Africa, and as government relations manager for a $2.3B US nonprofit, raising $100M from various donors for public private partnerships relating to health and development. Pasha has also served on the board of Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), and has been senior advisor to several social enterprises, including GiveBackGlobal and B-Change Technologies. Pasha had various consulting roles in the Middle East in the early-mid 2000s including on donor-funded Iraq humanitarian and development projects (inc. with RTI International), US governance projects with the KRG (inc. Whitman Strategies with Greenberg-Taurig), and domestic management consulting projects (inc. Advisory Board Company). Pasha has given multiple lectures in Iraqi Kurdistan, and passionately believes youth engagement and building resilience through inclusive economic growth will turn the tide against disenfranchisement, fragility, and despair, rebuild the region post-ISIS, and builds stronger foundations for democracy, private enterprise, and better relations with the US and rest of the world. Pasha has a Masters of Science in policy and did his thesis in coordination with Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and studied international development at the University of Virginia.

All session by Rebeen Pasha

Economic growth and Trade Competitiveness through job creation and SME’s

16:00 - 17:15
Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C.