1. Yomna Gaafar

Age: 27
Occupation: Economic Analyst of Fiscal Affairs Department at IMF
Nationality: Egyptian
Residence: Egypt
Category: Social Impact

Gaafar helps governments and policymakers use digital tools to develop their economies and promote the prosperity of the poor and marginalized. In her current role with the IMF, she participates in the development of a VAT database, poised for an upcoming book. She is also involved in analysis aimed at pinpointing fiscal support channeled towards the agriculture sector via the tax apparatus—a domain linked to elevated greenhouse gas emissions. She served as a senior sustainability executive at the MBC Group and managed a project focused on ending hunger by securing food for vulnerable children, where she partnered with the UN World Food Programme to launch a campaign called “Feed their Dreams.”