“Future Africa has been an experience of gaining deeper understanding of Africa, gaining introspection on my role as an African Youth in being the leader of today and taking the necessary actions to make Africa a better place.“
Amisa Rashid Ahmed
Amisa Rashid Ahmed
Amisa is the Founder and Executive Director of Nivishe Foundation whose main objective is building community resilient using Trauma informed programs for peaceful social cohesion to her community by creating safe spaces and offering psychosocial support to victims of violence. Being an individual who values inclusivity she has pioneered Nivishe in offering Mental Health services through sign languages which since its commencement has managed to serve 200 individuals with hearing Aid challenges.
To have a holistic approach in her field she is also a 2020 IPHRD (International Peace and Human Rights Development) Africa Fellow as a young woman Mediator Ambassador. Amisa is a public policy enthusiast who is working into creating more changes in the mental health policy landscape in Kenya and Africa as a whole using both global and local interventions. Additionally She serves as a board member with SIASA PLACE, a member of the Board of Trustees of YWLI- Young women Leadership Institute and a Board Director at RHIZE. She is also the youngest global Board Director at Restless development as well as a Board Director for Amrell international School.
Among many awards and recognitions, Amisa who is also a YALI alumni was recognized and awarded as the 2021 African Youth of the Year, the 2021 Second Finalist for the Positive Role Model category in Eastern Africa in the 9th Gender Mainstreaming Award and the 2021 Finalist in the Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual Award –for the East Africa Philanthropy Awards (EAPA). She is also a finalist and the only Kenyan in the 2021 Global student Awards as a Public Policy Student.
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