Farzana Ibrahim 

Farzana Ibrahim is a development practitioner, qualified accountant, champion for girls’ access to education and economic development, and a public policy enthusiast based in Nairobi, Kenya. Farzana holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University and is a certified public accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK). She works as a senior associate in International Development Advisory Services (IDAS), KPMG East Africa. Until July 2021, she worked as programmes and finance associate at the Africa Union Commission in Addis Ababa within the Programmes, Budget, Finance and Accounting Directorate.

Outside of work, Farzana is passionate about volunteering and her role as a young person as an actor in Africa’s development target and goals. I was a member of the 10th Cohort of the African Union Youth Volunteer Corp (AUYVC). She is currently volunteering as the Director of Finance for Wajibu Wetu Centre. Farzana was drawn to the Future Africa Fellowship because of the opportunity to
further engage in the social, economic, and political development of the whole of Africa. In joining the Future Africa Fellowship programme, she hopes to gain crucial knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to further engage in the policy debates and conversations on Africa’s development.

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