Fatema Ahmadi, 33
Senior Program Officer, USIP – Afghanistan
Fatema Ahmadi worked at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Kabul as the Peace Process Program Officer supporting diverse beneficiaries including high-level Afghan women, journalists, researchers, youth and communities. Among the projects she managed was a program on Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding (SNAP), which prepared young people from different backgrounds to initiate non-violent responses toward violent actions. Fatema also managed key partnerships focused on peace journalism and provincial and district-level social peace.
Fatema’s career began with the Child Labor Association before moving on to work with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Afghan Refugee Health Insurance project. She has also worked on a USAID funded project where she spearheaded the development of the first national trafficking referral form and co-authored the first national trafficking in persons training manual for Afghanistan. In August 2018 Fatema gained a scholarship with the Humphrey Fellowship where she focused her studies on human rights and human trafficking at American University, Washington College of Law. She also has a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Tehran.
Tags: women’s participation, peace process, mediation, refugee support