Chairperson of Community and Institutional Development (CID) Consulting, Egypt
Laila Iskandar is the chairperson of CID Consulting, which was awarded the "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2006 at the World Economic Forum. She is an expert in the social development aspects of solid waste management and poverty alleviation programs. Her team of field practitioners has received awards for community-based projects for women, youth and children encompassing learning and earning approaches. Iskandar studied economics, political science, Near Eastern studies and international education development at the Universities of Cairo, Berkeley and Columbia. Her experience straddles the fence of formal and non-formal education, international development and grassroots community mobilization.