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Ilwad Elman


Ilwad Elman, 28 years old, Somalia. In her capacity as Director of Programs & Development at the Elman Peace Centre, Ilwad works for the reintegration of former Al Shabaab fighters by providing them vocational training and educational opportunities. She is particularly interested in strengthening women’s roles in preventing violent extremism. In 2018, Ilwad was appointed by UN Secretary General António Guterres as one of his Advisors to the UN Peacebuilding Fund.