Ndugwa Hassan is a 34year old Ugandan. He holds a master’s degree in Local Governance and Human Rights and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. (Political Science and Public Administration)
Hassan co-founded the Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum after surviving the July 2010 Al-Shabaab bombings in Kampala. His work focuses on strengthening youth and religious leaders’ capacities in conflict resolution, peacebuilding and the prevention of violent extremism.
Currently he is the Executive Director of the Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum. He is a USIP Generation Change Global Fellow and a Participatory Action Research Fellow.
Hassan is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow in the University of Delaware; He is an Extremely Together Leader under the Kofi Annan Foundation.
He has co-authored a series of working papers on topics related to youth participation in peacebuilding and the prevention of violent extremism.
He has contributed to the development of the Good Practices Handbook to Empower and Strengthen Victims Associations to Assist, Protect and Support Victims of Terrorism.
He has contributed to a number of researches on violent extremism notably, 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 dubbed “Can Fathers Challenge Extremism” released in 2019
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