Nader Jayousi

Lawyer & Boxing Coach & Founder of ElBario GYM

“Advocating on the playing field: sports as a tool for social change”


Panel: Advocating on the playing field: sports as a tool for social change

This session will bring together Palestinian sports initiatives from across a range of Palestinian communities to discuss the power of sports as a tool for organizing on social and political issues, and as a tool for public diplomacy. The aim of the session will be to identify key points of alignment, share practical learnings, and start the process of building a unified and radical vision for the future of the sports sector.

Nader Jayousi's Bio

Nader Jayousi is a young Palestinian Lawyer turned boxing coach, business-owner and sport official.

Nader’s passion for boxing was the spark for the career change and the first step towards his involvement in the Palestinian Sport scene and currently his position withe the Palestinian Olympic Committee.

In addition to his work under the public umbrella of sport in Palestine, Nader is the owner of ElBarrio Gym, a private small business that aims towards changing the culture surrounding sports in Palestine by offering the new concept of a ‘Community Gym’ that cares about the social connections of its members as much as their physical wellbeing.

Nader’s innovation both in his personal business and as an official member of the POC creates a well balanced mix, offering a young and fresh view of what sport in Palestine can achieve. 

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This is your chance to plug into the social innovation scene in Palestine and directly connect with changemakers. 

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