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May 1, 2020

Catalysta Sofía Cossar sits down with Alessandra Sollberger, the founder of Top Tier Impact and author of Blockchain Mavericks, on a small island in Thailand to discuss innovation and the effects of COVID-19 on the stability of international financial systems and democratic governance structures. What does the pandemic...


Jan 23, 2020

Catalysta Aviva Stein sat down with Ms. Safia Youssouf, a major influencer in the Chadian entrepreneurship scene, while on mission in Chad's capital, N'Djamena. Catalystas spoke with Safia about her experiences working in the private sector, the NGO sphere, and the Chadian government, and discussed where her new...


Nov 28, 2019

In October, Catalystas Beatrice Maneshi was in Iraq and had a chance to sit down with our clients at the Center for Gender Development Studies (CDGS) at the American University of Iraq in Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Although CDGS is an academic institution they are vested in the community and local development and...


Nov 4, 2019

17 days into the 2019 revolution in Lebanon and one-months since the devastating forest fires that swept through the country the world wait to see what happens to "Paris of the Middle East". Catalystas has had a chance to sit down with Mr. Sammy Kayed of the Nature Conservation Center (NCC) at the American University...


Sep 23, 2019

Catalystas Aviva and Sofia sat down with Gijs Verbossen and Grace Ellis from HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) for a  gripping legal-tech talk. HiiL is a social enterprise devoted to user-friendly justice. That means justice that is easy to access, easy to understand, and effective. How far are we today...