Country Chair for Colombia: Raaida Mannaa

Raaida Mannaa

Country Chair for Colombia

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Raaida is the Co-Founder and CEO of socialBaq, a social innovation firm that, by designing and implementing disruptive models of education and developing innovative interventions in the city, enables the sustainability of social actions in Barranquilla, Colombia. socialBaq is the first social enterprise in the city, and a unique model for the Colombian Caribbean region.

Creative Leader of Global Youth Volunteers, a strategic initiative, -lead by the International Association for Volunteer Effort-, connecting more than 10.000 young volunteers globally every year, for them to pursue their passions, build their skills and multiply their impact, all through volunteering.

Raaida is the youngest member serving at Partners of the Americas’ International Board of Directors; selected by the Spanish Government as a representative of Colombia in the Iberoamerican Leaders Program and as the first Coordinating Ambassador for Latin America at One Young World. Communications and mass media professional, international speaker and consultant and advisor of strategic communication and social innovation for different government agencies and non-profit organizations, Raaida is the Founding Curator of the Barranquilla Hub of the Global Shapers Community, a network of exceptional young people created by initiative of the World Economic Forum.