Farouk Jiwa (2004 - 2005)
In July 2005, Farouk became the Director of CARE Enterprise Partners, a social venture capital unit of CARE Canada. Later, he was appointed to CARE Canada’s Strategic Programs team and also worked with CARE USA’s Economic Development Unit to provide technical advice on a number of economic and enterprise development projects being implemented by CARE in Africa and Asia. In September 2008, Farouk assumed the position of Senior Regional Technical Advisor in the Economic Development Unit (EDU) at CARE USA.
In January 2010, Farouk was named a Senior Ashoka Fellow, a lifetime honour awarded by Ashoka, a global organization of social entrepreneurs.
In 2011, he founded Farm Shop Trust, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Kenya which seeks to establish a microfranchise agro-dealer network to improve access to agricultural inputs & output markets for small-holder rural farmers.
Farouk is the Co-Founder and Director of Honey Care Africa, an innovative fair trade private sector Social Enterprise; he has previously worked with the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development in East Africa, and served as a Consultant for the World Bank / IFC in the Balkans and the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation in Tanzania.
He has received many honours for his work, notably the World Business Award from the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum & UNDP for his contribution towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals, the Equator Initiative Prize, and the International Development Marketplace Innovation Award from the World Bank & Soros Open Societies Institute. Farouk has also been recognised as one of the “Most Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs” by the Schwab Foundation at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (97)
Farouk served as an international jury member of several prestigious international awards, is a guest lecturer at universities and business schools across North America, instructor for the AKF Internship in Microfinance and Micro enterprise (IMM) Fellowship Program from 2006-8, and a member of the Coady International Institute’s Markets and Livelihoods Advisory Group at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
An Aga Khan Foundation Scholar as well as Sauvé Scholar, Farouk holds a Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business & Environment from the Schulich Business School, and a BSc. (Honours, First Class) in Environmental Biology from Queen's University, all in Canada.
- Farouk Jiwa selected as Senior Ashoka Fellow
- Interview with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
- Video of the Bryden Alumni Award I won right after wrapping up with the Sauve Foundation
- The sweet taste of success
- MES graduate Farouk Jiwa awarded the prestigious 2005 York University Bryden Alumni "One to Watch" Award
Country of origin
Country of Residence
United States of America