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K24 Report about our Founder and Director “Walaa M. Ahmed”Participation in One Young World Summit 2023

The annual One Young World Summit brings together over 2,000+ of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally.
Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business, and humanitarian leaders such as Sir Bob Geldof, President Mary Robinson and Didier Drogba and many others to harness the knowledge and skills needed for being impactful change makers.
Summit delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking, and workshops. They have the opportunity to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with global leaders with the world’s media in attendance. Delegates can also engage with world leaders, and be mentored by expert industry influencers and make lasting connections.
The Summit 2023 took place in Belfast, Northern Irland and Walaa Musheer Ahmed from Duhok, Kurdistan participated with 40-person cohort of One Young World Enterprising Futures Scholars, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
It is important to highlight that Walaa was selected to present a speech in the peace and reconciliation plenary session sharing her story about the initiative she created to support vulnerable communities (internally displaced, refugees, returnees and people from host community).  Walaa also mentioned in her speech the ISIS war in Sinjar and how people in Duhok responded to the emergency situation in 2014 talking proudly about Kurdistan for being safe home to over million IDPs.

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