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  •  2003 bio on Badrawi per Sultan (7+ / 0-)

    Badrawi's ability to deliver information convincingly is given further impetus by his will to make a difference. He has played a major role in establishing a number of NGOs catering to wide-range of interests, including the American Chamber of Commerce, the New Civic Forum, Egypt's Economic Forum, the Egyptian Society for Youth Development (Dreamers of Tomorrow) and the Businessmen's Association for Social Development (Takafol).

    ...His latest project is the Iraqi- Egyptian Development Forum, designed to activate civil society in Iraq. The forum will be made up of 40 Egyptian businessmen and an equal number of Iraqis.
    His involvement in politics, then, is clearly an extension of his firmly held belief in participatory citizenship. And he makes no bones about his hopes to be part of a wave that will push forward much needed reforms in Egyptian society.

    ...He joined the NDP in 2000 and quickly located himself within its reformist wing. The drive towards reform, he believes, "will only be effective if it becomes a critical mass within the party".

    ...."Ahead of us is the major task of human development through education, freedom and democracy while at the same time keeping the true values of our culture alive. And participation is a must in building any democratic capacity. When people have a say in the running of their daily life then they have an incentive to become actively involved in politics."

    ....."This," he says emphatically, "is democracy."

    STOP THE SPENDING by ending tax cuts for zillionaires!

    by MartyM on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 08:54:18 AM PST

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