This one-of-a-kind training program offers workshops on marketing, strategy and finance, as well as academic insight from the field of social sciences into the complex relationship between Muslim and Jewish communities.
Each Fellow participates in a competition to develop the best business plan, won this year by Esu Anahata (US) for the development of a ceramic water filter production business for clean drinking water in Burkina Faso, Matthew Fieldman (US) for the recovery of surplus medicines and medical supplies from American hospitals for redistribution in developing countries, and Yohann Sévère (France) for the creation of Gamelles Pleines (“Full Food Bowls”), a charity that distributes food to homeless people’s pets.
The AdR Fellowship aims to enhance cooperation among members from different cultural, geographical and religious backgrounds and help them maximize their social impact. The program is a unique model for the development of practical intercultural dialogue based on academic learning – in history and geopolitics, for example – and on the application of hands-on skills in social entrepreneurship.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations created the AdR Fellowship in 2009 and warmly congratulate this year’s graduates.