Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
CitizenUp, an intelligent Platform that Engage Citizens & Organizations into social & societal actions, challenges and missions based on their Interests & Availability. CitizenUp switches "Philanthropy, SDGs and Corporate Social Responsibility" into a SMART Social Impact (Showcased, Measured, Awarded, Tangible, Reported) "Citizen centric, Community based, Action oriented and Impact Driven" Throughout CitizenUp: - Citizens engage into volunteering Actions, challenges and missions (related to SDGs, Social, societal, Philanthropy) based on their interests and availability, based on a step by step pre-configured process - Citizens use the social platform to connect, mobilize and share with other volunteers verywhere - Organizations Manage, Communicate and Showcase their CSR/Philanthropy Programs and Mobilize, award Citizens/consumers for that. -Students engage in "Learning by Volunteering" Modules : Community services activities in schools as part of their curriculum - Employees engage for community by sharing their knowledge and supporting Associations/ NGOs with some needed tasks (CSR)
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Achievements: Winner: Arab Digital Innovation Forum 2019 Lebanon 100 Arab Startups Market Place 2019, Dubai-UAE Fellow, Make-it in Africa (GIZ) Traction ~4000 CitizenHeroes +200 Users +100 Actions (Zero Hunger, Book Challenge, Blood donation, 170SDGs4Action, ...) 4 Associations Measure CitizenUp KPIs: - Return on Engagement - Proof Of Impact
Sustainability and future plans
Q3 2019 Deploy MVP (new version Q4 2019: Mobile App Deployment 12'2020: Fundraising 2020: GeoExpansion
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Yassine is an Entrepreneur and Consultant, with a strong interest in Youth Empowerment, Civic Engagement and 4th Industrial Revolution. He holds a Master of Engineering in Information Systems from Mohammedia School of Engineers and a certified executive coach from Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholders Centered Coaching. After his Master in 2010, he joined IBM for 5 years as a consultant in the MEA consulting by degrees program, before taking on role of Project Manager in IBM ITS team, then Sales leader with IBM STG Department. Yassine holds the IBM GTS Growth Market Unit General Manager Award due to his engagement, personal responsibility in all relationships and dedication to customer success, Between 2015-2016, Yassine Joined Enactus then Amideast as entrepreneurship Consultant and Program Manager to teach and coach hundreds of youth on entrepreneurship and to manage all aspects of the programs with all stackeholders Those experiences enabled him to sharpen his entrepreneurial and analytical skills and tailor his business acumen, which resulted in pivoting to open up for new opportunities. In April 2017, Yassine founded Millennials Consulting, which aims to provide integrated solutions (consultancy, training and coaching) for a Better Understanding, Integration and Impact of Millennials in Schools, Companies and Society. In June 2018, Yassine founded CitizenUp, a CivicTech Startup that provides a Citizen Social Platform that helps Brands switch CSR, SDGs & Philanthropy into an Awarded, Managed, Tangible, Showcased and Reported Social Impact. Yassine is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum that he joined in 2017. He is currently founder of TheMoroccanButterfly initiative a Digital Identity to empower & Inspire youth throughout small actions, initiatives and thoughts (Butterfly Effect) and Build Sustainable Generational Projects and Programs with and for ihssan (Excellence & Mastery).