Mowgli Quarterly Newsletter Jan - March 2015 
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Mowgli celebrated its 6th anniversary in January! This gave us an opportunity to reconnect with our vision of placing mentoring at the heart of entrepreneurship and leadership development, reflect on our growing Mowgli Family Network alumni base which currently stands at 1500+ across 11 MENA countries and the UK and define how we can further support them on their personal and business journeys.

We are extremely grateful for the energy, passion and commitment that has helped drive Mowgli to where it is today so that we can have the real impact that we strive to achieve. To get involved and be a part of the change, please get in touch with us at

Mowgli completes 3-year British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) project by enabling 118 new entrepreneurs and mentors to take part in Mowgli’s Kickstart workshop in Algeria in Q1 alone!
Over the course of Mowgli’s 3 year mentoring project in Algeria, in partnership with MedafCO, we have built a solid alumni base of 330+; training 141 new mentors and welcoming 25 back as repeat mentors to be matched with 166 budding entrepreneurs for their 12-month one-to-one mentoring relationships.  Impact data to date from these relationships show that 327 jobs have been created and safeguarded resulting in the average number of jobs created in Algeria, which equals 3, exceeding that of any other country in the region and the Mowgli average of 2.

Watch the video from our 12th program in Algiers
Forsa – G8 Deauville Partnership Funded project, Forsa, comes to a close with 600 entrepreneurs and mentors being welcomed into the MFN 
In Q1 2015 we welcomed 600+ graduate Entrepreneurs and Mentors, who participated in the Forsa project, into the Mowgli Family Network (MFN) Alumni. The Forsa project, funded by the G8 Deauville Partnership Fund and delivered in partnership with ASI and Upper Quartile between 2014 and 2015, saw mentoring being put firmly on the map in 6 MENA countries; Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen through Mowgli’s unique mentoring programs.

Watch the Forsa video to find out more
Mowgli Alumni in the Spotlight
BADIR Social Innovation Fund Awards: Congratulations to Mowgli Entrepreneurs (Jordan) Lina Khalifeh, Siraj Hadeddin and Neda’a Kharoub for winning awards of up to $10,000 each from the BADIR Social Innovation Fund (BADIR).
Arab Mobile App Challenge: Congratulations to Mowgli Entrepreneur (Lebanon), Rami Hajjar, for making it through to the regional finals in the Arab Mobile App Challenge (AMAC) Competition with his business, Hadzup and for being selected by Dubai-based accelerators In5 for their upcoming program. Read more…
NAWF Women Entrepreneurs Conference: Mowgli Facilitator Coach, Mentor and Entrepreneur (Lebanon), Nadine Asmar, took to the stage at the NAWF Women Entrepreneurs conference in Lebanon and continued to raise awareness about the impact of mentoring with a discussion centred on how female entrepreneurs facing innovation challenges and how they can unleash their own potential through mentoring. Read more...
Mowgli in the Spotlight - Events
Past Events:
British Embassy, Mowgli Foundation and MedafCO Host 3-year Mentoring Project Closing Ceremony in Algeria Read more... 

Mowgli Founder and Chairman Invited to be a Judge for the Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship Read more...

Mowgli Delivers a Leadership and Mentoring Sparking Session to Ruwaad MicroVentures Project Team in Amman, Jordan

Mowgli Co-hosted its First Mentoring Awareness Event ‘The Power of Mentoring’ in Algeria with Algeria British Business Council (ABBC) Read more...

Mowgli Connects With and Shows Support for Women Entrepreneurs in Yemen in live Twitter chat with SMEPS Join the conversation

Mowgli Founder and Chairman Acted as Executive in Residence and Speaker at The Global Forum for Action Learning in Cambridge, UK Read more...

Mowgli Founder and Chairman speaks about ‘Creating a Balanced Entrepreneurship Ecosystem’ and the value of human capacity building alongside any financial or business skills training investment at Kuwait Economic Society 

Mowgli Founder and Chairman speaks about ‘Fostering the New Generation of Entrepreneurs’ at the 2nd Entrepreneurship in Economic Development Forum in Qatar

Mowgli Founder and Chairman delivers Mentoring Awareness Session to Ernst & Young Kuwait
Future Events:

Leadership and Mentoring Sparking Session for Business Women Forum – Palestine – Amman, Jordan  – 1st April

Panel Session: Common Purpose Leadership Event - London, UK – 2nd April

Mentoring Awareness Session for Social Entrepreneurs within the MIT Global Startup Workshop, Kuwait – 18th April Register here…

Elevator Pitch Judging within the MIT Global Startup Workshop, Kuwait – 19th April

Brown Bag Lunch: World Bank – Washington, US – 21st April

Mowgli-ACO Jam – Marrakech, Morocco – 25th April

Conference Session: Arab Youth Employment (AYE) – Amman, Jordan – 28th-30th April Register here…

Lafarge-Mowgli Entrepreneur Gathering – Cairo, Egypt – 2nd May 

Mentoring Awareness Session for Injaz Al Arab – Abu Dhabi, UAE – 6th May

Lafarge-Mowgli Project Closing Ceremony – Cairo, Egypt – 9th June

Mentoring for Impact
"My Mowgli Journey started with the October 2010 session. It was a psychological leap forward, it helped me gain the needed confidence and overcome the fear that I am not suitable enough. It gave me the key to rearrange my personal and professional life, give up some issues to concentrate on the most fulfilling. I met great people I think they are friends for life." Huda Al Midani - Syria Oct 2010
“A fascinating experience of self-discovery just when I thought I'd seen it all. Not only was it gratifying to see that I was able to help somebody build a dream and move it from idea stage to execution but also to see this person slowly gain more confidence as pieces started falling into place.” Toufic Majdalani - Lebanon Oct 2011
Mowgli Learning Corner
Vicki Saunders on the Art of Entrepreneurial Mentoring
A Good Mentor Can Help Limit the Uncertainty in Your Business
Making the most of your business mentor
Being Experienced Doesn't Automatically Make You a Good Mentor

Inside Mowgli
2 new team members joined Mowgli at the end of 2014, Mohamed Saif and Sarah Abjeg. 
Mohamed Saif (Egypt) – Mohamed is our new Business Manager for the GCC and North Africa region. With over 11 years’ experience in international sales, business development and strategic growth, Mohamed brings to Mowgli his strong analytical and strategic skills and looks forward to further positioning Mowgli as the mentoring experts in the region.
Sarah Abjeg (Morocco) – Sarah is our new Outreach Officer for North Africa and joins us after working tirelessly as part of the Forsa project’s outreach team.  Sarah is responsible for operations, alumni outreach and business development support in the region. 

You can learn more about Mohamed and Sarah here:

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