First TechCamp in Algeria

Connecting youth and civil society with new and emerging technology resources to solve local challenges and build digital capacity.

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TechCamp is a series of technology-focused, capacity-building workshops in cities around the world. TechCamps are two day interactive conferences that pair leaders in the technology community with local and regional civil society organizations to provide training, resources and assistance that enable participants to harness the latest technologies to build their capacity to serve. TechCamps connect the organizations and entities that are working hard to solve social problems with technologists that show them how to use accessible, low-cost technology solutions. Private sector and foundation partners help ensure that the innovative solutions developed at TechCamps are sustainable long after participants return home.

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TechCamp Algeria is an event organized by World Learning under the PEACE Project (Promoting Education, Altruism and Civic Engagement). PEACE aims at building a bridge of cooperation between universities, civil society and the world of employment. Implemented in partnership with Handicap International and the Algerian Federation of People with Handicaps (FAPH), PEACE is designed to improve the professional skills of students, including people with disabilities, through volunteering and internship opportunities that will increase their chances of accessing the world of employment.

World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 75 countries. We envision a just world, driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities, and our mission is empowering people and strengthening institutions through education, exchange, and development programs. World Learning has been active in Algeria since 2005. World Learning Algeria works with a variety of local partners to improve the teaching of English across grade levels and enhance employment prospects for youth across Algeria, especially in the south where there is a strong need for employability and support for the youth.


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September 28, 2013 | Day 1
Registration, Networking, Coffee and Tea

Large Room

Introduction & Opening Remarks

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Icebreaker (Spectragram)

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Small Group Topical Breakout Presentations

Breakout Spaces



Interactive Training Stations 1

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Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems

Breakout Spaces

Presenting the Results of the Brainstorming Session

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Dinner & Networking Reception
September 29, 2013 | Day 2
8 :30-9:00
Networking, coffee and tea

(Solution Sign-up Time) – Large Room

Opening Plenary

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Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions

Breakout Spaces

Interactive Training Stations 2

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Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions

Breakout Spaces

Final Presentations

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Using E-Publishing to Promote Social Projects
Aziza El KOLEI

Aziza is the founder, director and editor-in-chief of 50/Fifty, the first Algerian magazine written in English. She has an extensive background in English teaching and teacher training, and she is now investing all of her time and effort connecting people from all over the world to share their talents, cultures and ideas through 50/Fifty. The magazine promotes Algeria in the world and the world in Algeria by targeting a large variety of topics and providing meaningful content for Algerian English-speakers. 

Social Entrepreneurship using Zoomaal CrowdFunding Platform

Hamza El Fasiki is Head of Research and Studies at the Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. He is author of two books: “Social Entrepreneurship: Meaning, Challenges, and Strategies” and “The Cultural Identity of Entrepreneurship: When Collectivism Rules”. His cultural and entrepreneurship experiences stem from Morocco, USA, Algeria, Japan & Turkey. He is now a musician, trainer and consultant on social entrepreneurship & culture.

How mobile is changing everything
Ismail CHAIB

Ismail Chaib is a Project Manager for TESOBE working on Open Bank Project. He cofounded “SMSBridge”, an award-wining tech startup, and he initiated the Makesense chapters in Berlin and Algiers. Makesense is a global non-profit that promotes social entrepreneurs and social business around the world.
Coined as one of the most influential actor of the web in Algeria, this technology enthusiast is also a renowned blogger and a recurrent speaker at various international events including TEDxAlger, Open World Forum, TransEuropeExpress, and Campus-Party.

How to you use Social Media to promote a social Activity

Ismail Alaoui is a Social Media Consultant at Hootsuite Institut and Founder of, a startup about personal & corporate branding. With a background in social media management, Ismail has been a trainer at Techcamp Morocco, Personal Branding Training day in Rabat and Social Entrepreneurship Training Days in fez. He was selected among the 5 best Moroccan accounts at Maroc Web Awards, and has Spoken at Social Media and Youth Participation Workshop in Hammamet, TedxRabat,TedxEncg, TedxEnsem as well as other events and conferences.

ICT Impact on the Success of Social Ventures: Are We Getting it Right?
Noureddine TAYEBI

Noureddine Tayebi is a senior research scientist/engineer and project manager with Intel Inc in residence at Stanford University. He is involved in entrepreneurship and mentorship programs at Stanford and Intel, and is a co-founder of two startups in the Silicon Valley area. He is also a board member of the Algeria Startup Initiative (ASI), which is a non-profit organization launched by entrepreneurs and members from the civil society based in the USA and Algeria, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Algeria towards the creation of technology-based startups through coaching/mentorship, incubation and financing.
Noureddine holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University and two Master degrees in Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a diplôme d’Ingenieur from Ecole Nationale Polytechnique of Algiers. He has over 40 patents, journal and conference publications.
Noureddine is a fervent advocate of social entrepreneurship as a mean to societal and economical changes through impacting the social value system. He is also an advocate of donation-based crowdfunding in social ventures.

Living Labs for Sharing Innovation
Farid ARAB

Board Director, Entrepreneur, young activist and Director of Digital Strategy at METAREGIE, Farid developed different companies such as Synalcom, Pure Player and “,” a leader online payment company. He developed the concept of SEMAINEDUWEB and WEBDAYS and helped create SEO Camp and the Network of Living Labs of Africa. Farid spoke at major conferences and events such as The Second Annual Meeting on Arab Internet Governance Forum and the World Forum of Responsible Economy.

Launching Your Own Website Using Chronoweb

Oxford Brookes University graduate, Ryma Azzouz entered the world of IT and telecommunication through ICOSNET, an Algerian telecommunication operator. She is also a member of the Algerian Startup Initiative, an organization that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship among Algerian youth. She is also an active member of Lions Club, an international charity organization that helps local communities through volunteer work.

How to Use VideoMaking to Share a Success Story

Prince Claus Foundation Award winner, Habiba Djahnine is a filmmaker, writer, poet and the creator of Bejaia Doc, an Algerian filmmaking workshop where she has been in charge of pedagogy for the last ten years. Habiba is also co-author of “Associations algériennes, parcours et experiences” and the producer of several documentaries such as “Autrement citoyens”, “Safia, une histoire de femme” and “Jeunesse et citoyenneté.” Her works have been projected at many international festivals as well educational conferences in France, Spain, Canada and the U.S.

Microsoft Employment Portal

Yehia is leading the Web and Mobile initiatives for youth training and employability at Silatech, a social organization that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world. After taking on various roles in non-governmental, research, and multilateral organizations in Africa and Asia, Yehia joined the World Bank to contribute to a global report on access to finance for the poor. He also spent a year with the Acumen Fund advising the first reliable emergency medical response service in India before managing IT and business strategy at a tech startup based in Jordan. Yehia holds a BSc in Computer Science from McGill University and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Mattia VILLA

Mattia is the Citizenship and Community Affairs coordinator for Microsoft Middle East and Africa. Convinced of the prominent role of public-private partnerships in international development, he concentrates on projects related to skills-building, employability and entrepreneurship for the youth. Prior to this, he worked in institutional capacity building at the United Nations Development Program in Dominican Republic and Haiti, and volunteered as a social worker in Kenya. His academic background is in international economics and development, holding an MBA in International Organizations from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Microsoft Programs for Social Development

Marketing & Communication Manager at Microsoft Algeria, Amine started as an Interactive Developer specialasing in Rich Applications where he developed RIA/RDA software and Rich ERP components. He then shifted to the world of advertisement where he worked mainly on developing Advergames, websites and mobile applications. Before joining Microsoft, Amine worked as the Web Project Manager at Black Studio where he managed projects for a number of companies such as LG, Nescafé, Gauloises and Cevital.

Amine is also an active member in the Algerian Tech community. He has been a speaker at major Algerian IT events, a judge in some Tech & Entrepreneurship competitions and a Tech/Biz coach at most Startup Weekends in Algeria where he coached more than 120 startup projects over the past two years.


Lyes Lamri coordinates citizenship activities and initiatives for Microsoft Algeria. He has experience working as a Consulting Trainer under the “Enhancing Arabic Capacities of Trade Program” with the International Business Center. Lyes was also in charge of incubation and entrepreneurship at the SidiAbdellah Cyberpac.



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