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October 23, 2018

YAL Partnership

Dubai, UAE – 23 October 2018: Young Arab Leaders and Pearl Initiative today announced an ecosystem one-year partnership. YAL Executive Director, Ms. Nabra Al Busaid, and Pearl Initiative Executive Director, Carla Koffel, signed the agreement in Dubai, UAE.

Under the agreement, YAL will join Pearl Initiative on several organizational, business and entrepreneurship initiatives. The partnership centered on knowledge sharing, mentorship, speaking opportunities, community outreach events, network creation and visibility. The two organizations share a common goal on creating the best atmosphere for entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Arabian Gulf region.

As part of the agreement, YAL & Pearl Initiative will also collaborate on advocacy and raise student & entrepreneur awareness on key business issues.

Pearl Initiative is now the latest partner of YAL’s network that includes 28 prominent entities which   entered into founding, strategic, ecosystem, knowledge, community or media partnerships.

YAL & Pearl Initiative are leading regional non-profit organizations that share a deep commitment to promote & empower the highest standards of entrepreneurship conduct, culture, governance & policy within the region’s business & academic communities.

About Young Arab Leaders

Founded in 2004, Young Arab Leaders (YAL) is an independent, nonprofit youth organization based in Dubai, UAE. YAL focuses on empowering the next generation of leaders in the Arab world by developing & bringing together a strong network of business leaders and launching collaborative & educational initiatives to ensure young Arab entrepreneurs get the support, guidance and opportunities they need to succeed. Follow news about YAL at @YAL_UAE.

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About Pearl Initiative

Founded in 2010, The Pearl Initiative an independent, not-for-profit organisation working across the Gulf Region to positively influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency. Developed in cooperation with the Global Partnerships Institute and United Nations Office for Partnerships, it is a regionally-focused growing network of business leaders committed to driving joint action, exhibiting positive leadership and sharing knowledge and experience to positively influence the regional business and student community towards implementing higher standards.

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