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Ndugwa Hassan


Name: Ndugwa Hassan
Born: 1986
Nationality: Uganda Uganda

Ndugwa Hassan is a Ugandan youth activist who co-founded the Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum (UMYDF) after surviving the July 2010 Al-Shabaab bombings in Kampala. Hassan is the Executive Director of the UMYDF and his work focuses on strengthening youth and religious leaders’ capacities in conflict resolution, peacebuilding and the prevention of violent extremism.

Hassan also has extensive recognition in the academic fora: he is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow posted in the University of Delaware. He is also a USIP Generation Change Global Fellow and a Participatory Action Research Fellow. He has also co-authored a series of working papers on topics related to youth participation in peacebuilding and the prevention of violent extremism as well as contributed to publications to support and protect victims of terrorism. Among his research contributions, there is the 2019 BRICS research on Violent Extremism in Eastern Uganda and the Women Without Borders research on the violence prevention potential of East African Fathers “Can Fathers Challenge Extremism.”

More about Ndugwa

Open to: Mentoring, training, writing
Areas of Expertise: Conflict resolution and analysis, governance and human rights, interfaith dialogue and understanding, mediation, negotiation, peacebuilding with a focus on prejudice awareness and reduction, peace education, Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism, religious engagement and ideological refutation
Geographical Scope: East and Horn of Africa region (Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda)


NewsletterUganda Muslim Youth Development Forum:
BookGlobal Key Studies:  Locally led Peacebuilding
Webpage Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum: UMYDF
Youtube Channel – UMYDF Youtube Channel: Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum


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