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  • Blog Post: The Butterfly effect – everyone was a hero in Cairo

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft I landed in Cairo earlier today a few hours ago expecting to see significant changes. In many ways everything has changed yet on the drive from the airport to the hotel in Zamalek to across the Nile, Cairo is still the same...
  • Blog Post: Partnering for Youth Empowerment – Youth Fund II Announced

    Today I'm in Calgary, Canada, attending the Youth for Development, Development for Youth conference hosted by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Canadian International Development Agency, University of Calgary and Microsoft. You can watch the event live here . "Youth Fund in Bolivia - the ...
  • Blog Post: The panel at Innovate4Good Seattle

    This morning we’re hosting an array of different sessions and we’ve just had a panel discussion. Introduced by our own Akhtar Badhah, the panel included (from left to right) the honorable Norman B. Rice, Asha Sharma, Genevieve L’Esperance, Johnnie Lovett, Adora Svitak, and Wilson To. Each member of the...
  • Blog Post: The Journey Continues – from Seattle to Cairo with Innovate4Good@Microsoft

    Editor’s note: This is Akhtar’s second post from Egypt, you can read his first post “The butterfly effect – everyone was a hero in Cairo” here . By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft. Sherine Soliman Ibrahim is a slightly built woman and a powerhouse. She was the...
  • Blog Post: Supporting the right to play

    Earlier this week in London, Microsoft announced a 2012 sponsorship program with leading international children’s sport and play charity, Right To Play . As part of the partnership Microsoft will be providing Right to Play with funding, employee volunteers, Microsoft hardware and software products and...

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