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Rasha Yousef Abu Safieh

Rasha Yousef Abu Safieh

Sector : Science, Scientists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: New Zealand
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1984
  • Age: 37
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Rasha Yousef Abu Safieh. A Palestinian from Gaza, born in 1984 in Texas, USA. She has a 15y of experience in IT and management fields, she is the Co-founder of Gateway – the first ICT Outsourcing Social Enterprise in Gaza- Palestine. Through her career Rasha held several positions in Private, Higher education and International organizations in Gaza, she is focusing her work on the areas of ICT, education, and youth empowerment.

Rasha is a strategic leader and driver for change, professional in business development, projects design and management, fundraising, and grants management. Rasha has a high Diploma in Strategic Business Management from Harvard Business Publishing and graduated 1st of her class of Information systems management, in addition to multiple business, management, IT and programing certificates. Her personal skills include excellent leadership, time management, intensive problem solving and decision-making abilities, and communication skills.

In addition to that, Rasha is a trustee and board member in multiple local and international organizations. Rasha moved to New-Zealand at the end of 2019 as part of an International program for Global Innovation Leaders (EHF) and still supports her enterprise in Gaza from overseas. 


Achievements and Awards

• Co-founder of GGateway, 1st ICT Outsourcing social Enterprise in Palestine.

• Next Generation Leader - Time Magazine Oct 2018.

• Gateway won the Global SDG & Her award Sep 2020. 

• Rasha was recognised as one of the top Innovative change makers Entrepreneurs in the Euro Meditratin countries 2018-2019 as per RISE - UNIDO program. 

• Global Innovation Fellow- New Zealand (EHF).


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