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Helga Delaere

Helga Delaere (* 1987) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. She co-founded NewSilkRoads in 2009. As the director of NewSilkRoads and during previous jobs, Helga has been International Project Manager in a series of projects with multinationals and civil society organisations in both Europe and the MENA region. Examples are: Project Manager of the first Mediterranean Coworking Summit in Tunis in 2015, Coordinating the creative introduction of a new Dutch drink in Egypt via crowdsourcing, developing the creative skills of youth in the MENA region, or matching social investors with enterprises within the creative industry in the MENA region in cooperation with Hivos Impact Investment and the Mideast Creatives Fund.