AHMED HADJI

Ahmed Hadji is a Youth Activist, active participant, trainer,blogger and analyst within the youth's civil society movement and democratic development sector in Uganda. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences majoring in Gender and Development from Makerere University Uganda, an Advanced certificate in Conflict Analysis in Contemporary global economies from the United States Institute of Peace and a post graduate diploma in project planning and management and a certified honour in PPM with Project Management for Development Organisations(USA) . He also has undergone several trainings in: Transformational Youth Leadership with British Council, Policy Engagement and Advocacy, Gender Analysis, Human Rights, NGO Management, Financial Management, Resource Mobilization; monitoring and evaluation and Election Observation with the International Republican Institute where he has served an elections observer both domestically in Uganda and internationally in Nigeria.

He is currently the Team Leader, founder of African Youth Development Link (AYDL) and the Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum(UMYDF) both Youth based Development organizations. Ahmed has worked as a team leader for a youth elections observation mission in 2011 with ten youth civil society organisations that monitored the parliamentary youth elections and technical programs manager with Uganda Parliamentary forum for youth affairs in the 9th parliament. He is a member of the national young leaders policy think tank which focuses on youth leadership development, Young movement building and organizational development; mainstreaming youth issues at different policy development spaces and platforms and together with other youth organisations, engages in national and regional and continental advocacy promoting the voice of Ugandan Youths. He has previously worked as a Volunteer and consultant with the international Republican institute on youth advocacy and governance programs in Uganda, Southern Sudan, and Nigeria.