"Revolution 2.0" - Amr Ashraf
Amr is a Computer Engineering senior student at the American University in Cairo with a minor in Business Administration. During his academic years, Amr served as the logistics team leader at Alashanek Ya Balady (AYB), Media Coverage head at the LEAD 6th Annual Conference, AUC Student Ambassador, Google Student Ambassador, and Peer Career Leader at the CAPS office where he led the spring'12 Employment Fair organizing team.
Amr is the founder and current president of "Prevent Air Pollution" (PAP), an initiative tackling climate-related issues in Egypt through awareness and collective actions since August 2007. Amr founded PAP with the vision of establishing connections among the individuals, organizations and policymakers in Africa and the Middle East to solve the problem of air pollution and mitigate the effects of climate change on developing countries. Amr and his team were awarded first place in the climate change category at the 2007 Arab Environmental Youth Convention (AEYC) held in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. Following this success, PAP carried out many awareness sessions as well as its famous "Training of Trainers on Climate Change" (TOTCC) where 40 Egyptian students were trained on soft skills and environmental history in order to promote awareness to the Egyptian community.
Amr is genuinely passionate about Information Technology, social media and computers in general and is studying Computer Science at the American University in Cairo (AUC). As a young Egyptian man who is addicted to social media, he witnessed and participated in the Egyptian Revolution, which started on January 25, 2011 and led to the ouster of Egypt's president, Hosni Mubarak. It was the first successful revolution in history to employ the use of the social media platforms.