CHOGM 2018 in London KAMSYN Exclusive Report

                Exclusive REPORT KAMSYN / Words by Sherine Bouez Communications Consultant With its key configuration of constituencies, the Commonwealth leveraged on its Secretariat, members, organizations, and networks, in putting forward new trade-related solutions to their shared challenges. From April 16th to 18th, the Commonwealth Business Forum 2018 opened by Her Majesty Queen…

Interview with H.E Hester Somsen former Netherlands Ambassador to Lebanon

The Netherlands is one of the twenty largest Economies in the World and is a leading global knowledge economy. Holland has a longstanding history of invention, moving around the oceans of the world, trading with other countries. In times of global, social and economic challenges, the Dutch are keen to find creative ways to keep…

Hala Hanna: Economist, Entrepreneur & Woman on the Lead

Hala Hanna is one of the actual inspiring top leading women from the Levant who made it big on the International scene. A leader by nature and an Economist, Consultant and Entrepreneur by choice; Hala’s commitment to making a change in the world started with the values she learnt at home: “to help our fellow…

Singer Mike Massy, ABAAD NGO & UN Women launch “Kermali” Song to give back their Voice to Victims of Abuse

ABAAD is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated, non-religious civil association that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. It seeks to promote women’s equality and participation through policy development, legal reform, gender mainstreaming, engaging men, eliminating discrimination, and empowering women to participate effectively and fully…

Welcome to Marly’s Goodies a Wonderful World of Colour & Taste

Marilyn Basbous is an enthusiastic 22 year old Pharmacy student with an extraordinary passion for baking. When she is not dancing at a professional level, or seriously studying for her exams, you can find her baking her way through the world of Marly’s Goodies in her own little kitchen. Kamsyn met up with this lively young talent to find out more about her early success. A…

Joumana Haddad: The Warrior Poet Fights for Women in the Arab World

Dynamic and Culturally active on many fronts, Joumana Haddad can impress many. In charge of the Cultural page of the famous Lebanese daily “An-Nahar” since 2001 (French Version Below) in addition to writing numerous books and essays in several languages, she successfully launched “Kafas” the play she wrote (The Cage). Showing now at Metro al-Madina in Beirut (adapted and directed…

Karoline Lang Designer Extraordinaire

Karine Tawil dresses elegant modern women with a fondness for fine fabrics and beautiful daring cuts. From working at home on a small couture collection six years ago, her brand Karoline Lang grew into a full-fledged fashion house showcasing internationally a refined style made in Lebanon. The Atelier sets the Stage A step into Karoline…

Dr Kamel Mohanna: building a Fair world with Amel Association

Founded in Lebanon in 1979, in a country torn by civil war and foreign invasions, the secular NGO Amel Association runs today for the Prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Covering the areas of Health, Education, Child Protection, Rural development, Gender and promotion of Human rights; Amel has now established more than 23 centers and 6 mobile…

Lara Khoury’s Voyage to Fashion Horizons

Lara Khoury is leading her eponymous label to broad horizons. Her three signature fashion lines have traveled from America to the Middle East, all the way through East Asia. Lara’s story is one of transforming constraints into opportunities. She grew up with a penchant for mathematics, architecture and fashion. Her aunt who owned a maternity…