From presenting at the UN to speaking at TedXBeaconStreet, I am grateful for the opportunities to speak about my work and passions. 
​Over the years, I have presented about social entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, women in business, impact investing, refugee and online education. 

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Education is a human right that 99% of refugee youth are denied. 450,000 university age Syrian youth have been displaced due to conflict, and cannot afford to complete their education in host countries. They are forced to forfeit their education, take low-paying jobs to support their families and are committed to poverty for life. This is an issue facing 600,000,000 youth impacted by conflict globally. edSeed is a social crowdfunding app that connects compassionate mentors and donors with youth impacted by conflict. Through the app, mentors can guide youth on their education journey and donors can fund their education for as little as 5$. Rama Chakaki is the co-founder of Her passion is to promote a collaborative approach, invest in social enterprises, use technology for social development and nurture a generation of social entrepreneurs among youth and women in the Arab world. 

Solve at MIT: Rama Chakaki on “What might the world look like in 2050?”

A 2 minute pitch for refugee education solution edSeed; a crowdfunding platform to support refugee higher education funding.

Endeavor Jordan

Rama Chakaki, Founder & CEO of Baraka Media, talks with Ahmed Moor, Co-Founder of, about her journey as a social entrepreneur.



  • ​European Union Digital Diplomacy – Brussels, Belgium
  • Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security – The Hague, Netherlands
  • UNICEF – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jusoor – Entrepreneurship Startup Competition – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Endeavor Jordan Annual Forum – Amman, Jordan
  • Arab Women in Computing Annual Conference – Algeria
  • Abu Dhabi Khalifa Fund – Forum on Entrepreneurship – Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Open Diversity – Social Entrepreneurship – Dubai, UAE
  • Ashoka Arab World Social Innovation Forum – Cairo, Egypt
  • Dubai School of Government – Best Practice in Entrepreneurship – UAE
  • Injaz Alarab – Dubai, UAE
  • 4site forum – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Young Arab Leaders – Dubai, UAE
  • NYU – Abu Dhabi Sustainability Workshop – Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • INSEAD – Celebrating Women – Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 4th World Congress for Muslim Philanthropists – Dubai, UAE
  • Leadership Bridge Program – Manama, Bahrain
  • Zayed University – Women in Technology & Social Enterprise – Dubai, UAE
  • Dubai University – Continuing Education – Business Planning Workshop – Dubai, UAE
  • NYU – Abu Dhabi International Hackathon – Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dubai 4 Acumen – Social Entrepreneurship Forum – Dubai, UAE
  • IFC – International Fundraising Conference – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • GCC Entrepreneurship Forum – Manama, Bahrain
  • Women on the Front Lines – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Wealth and Tax Conference – Chicago
  • McKinsey Muslim Forum – New York
  • Arab Empowerment Summit – Washington DC
  • Concordia Forum – Austin, Texas
  • Voice Conference – Arlington, Virginia
  • Annenberg School of Communication – USC – California
  • Seton Hall University – South Orange, New Jersey
  • MIT SciTech Conference – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Rutgers University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants – New Jersey
  • World Bank – Washington, D.C.
  • United Nations & MIT SOLVE – New York
  • Jusoor – Entrepreneurship Annual Conference – California
  • VISA – Innovation Lab – California
  • George Washington University – Washington, D.C.
  • TechWadi Annual Forum – California
  • Harvard University – Massachusetts
  • George Washington University -Washington, D.C.
  • Project on Middle East Democracy – Voices from the Middle East – Washington, D.C.
  • Palestine Children’s Relief Fund Annual Conference – Illinois

Impact Investing

Women in Tech

Women in AI

Refugee Higher Education