Karim El Mantawi
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"Since 2008, Karim El Mantawi has helped coordinate the implementation of Soliya’s flagship program that directly connects university students in the Middle East, North Africa, South-Asia, Europe and the United States via groundbreaking online collaboration and communication technology. He is currently Soliya’s Outreach Officer, focused on expanding the organization’s network of partner universities to enable more students to use to new media technologies to foster dialogue, mutual respect and understanding. El Mantawi was born in Egypt and raised in Sri Lanka, the United States, India, Austria and Japan. He recently completed his graduate studies in Media, Peace and Conflict at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Previously, El Mantawi engaged professionally with print media, documentary video production and youth media, coaching young volunteers in video-reporting techniques."