The Abraaj Growth Markets Grant was launched in partnership with the Global Shapers, a community initiated by the World Economic Forum.
The Global Shapers form a network of thousands of young leaders under the age of 30 across cities worldwide who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. Shapers are on the ground across more than 400 cities and familiar with the challenges and opportunities that shape the cities they call home.
The grant was entirely funded by Abraaj staff in 2015 and was structured to address some of the key challenges faced in growth markets through the power of positive engagement. Nine projects were selected across our regions by Regional Committees, in close collaboration with the World Economic Forum, on the basis of quality, efficiency, scale and impact.