Hafsa Ahmed
Co‑Founder and Chairperson Naweza

Hafsa Ahmed is the Co‑Founder and Chairperson of the civil society group Naweza from Kenya.  She and her friends began publicizing abuses using smartphones when her Nairobi neighbourhood of Eastleigh was pulled into a cycle of violence following attacks by extremists and police roundups.  In her work, she noticed young people building confidence, shedding stereotypes, finding alternatives to crime and starting businesses.  Underlining the need to pay more attention to the broad diversity of young people, she has previously addressed the UN Security Council to create more opportunities for them in international processes.

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