Areas of expertise:
– Youth employment & development
– Value chain development
– Access to finance
– Entrepreneurship

Somaya Moll is an independent international expert and has been an entrepreneur since 2006. She has worked in over 30 countries worldwide, developing, managing and evaluating projects on youth employment, industrial- and economic development, access to finance, small and medium‐size enterprise (SME) development, entrepreneurship and value chain development. Her projects ranged from a nation‐wide European Union‐funded value chain development project in Armenia, to increasing graduate youth employability in Tanzania.

At the same time, she has been an advocate for youth development through her social enterprise in The Netherlands, implementing her vision of affordable after-school programmes for underprivileged youth through life skills development, as well as addressing youth issues through trainings for schools, municipalities, universities and parents.

Since 2006, her company has helped more than 3000 pupils improve their school results and develop their life skills. Somaya holds a Master’s degree in Political Science, specialization International Relations, and has been working with the United Nations for over 10 years in addition to being a social entrepreneur for the past 13 years.