Rodrigue Zahr


Ahmad Edilbi is a social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow and the founder of Dubarah, a global network that bridges Syrian refugees’ problems with solutions. He lives in Canada, since the situations in Syria got unstable. He choose to come here in order to provide safety and peace for my family.

He is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status from helplessness to independence and promoting positive perceptions of refugees. 

In 2013 he launched Dubarah ("solution"), the first service network working on supporting Syrians wherever they are and providing them with suitable solutions for the obstacles they are facing. In just one year, Dubarah impacted 250,000 Syrian refugees around the world, with an average of 500 solutions and consultations provided per day with a total of 25,900 opportunities secured covering jobs, investments, start-up advice, housing, legal consultations and educational opportunities.