Ilana Pinshaw is Director at Microfy, a non-government organization in Israel that promotes business development among low-income communities. Ilana holds a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies (Psychology) from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Hebrew University, Israel. Originally from Australia, Ilana has worked in Israel and Uganda promoting human rights and equality for marginalized groups.
Of 48,000 African migrants in Israel, the majority are asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea. If it is done right, entrepreneurship can play a vital role in integrating these refugees into Israeli society and responding to market niches.