Will Investing in MENA Technology Fuel Philanthropy?

Lately, for the Middle East & North Africa region, a long list of big-name institutions and investors have been recommending that investing in MENA's technology sector may be the way to address their unemployment and infrastructural problems -- even the political unrest. Meanwhile, a variety of NGOs are establishing themselves in the MENA region, or regrouping, to better fix the infrastructural problems they see -- and maybe the unemployment. Technology and philanthropy may operate better within a social enterprise model that rewards talent -- achieving "social good" together. On Thursday, November 7, Al-Mubadarah (The Arab Empowerment Initiative) will host the first summit on philanthropy and technology in Washington, D.C.: MENA + SocialGood.