DWAG TEAM

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Niemat Ahmadi

President and Founder

Tony Zhou

Program Officer

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Leah Hollar

Development Intern

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Janus Kwong

Communications Intern

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Shayna Kushner

Campaign and Movement Building Intern

Bio

Shayna is a Senior at Ursinus College this year and is set to graduate in May with an International Relations major. As the Campaign Coordinator and Movement Building intern, Shayna coordinates with the State Representatives from the 50/50 campaign and follows up with Global Ambassadors with their endeavors in anti-genocide advocacy work. At DWAG, Shayna has helped to plan campaigns such as Girls Empowerment Week and the annual Stars for Darfur event. In the future, she hopes to work at an NGO that focuses on humanitarian assistance for vulnerable refugees fleeing from war, armed conflicts, and political instability.

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Caroline Kinsella

Policy Intern

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Kylie Henry

Outreach and Partnership Building Intern

Bio

Kylie Henry is a junior at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. At DWAG, she works to build partnerships with related organizations and supports DWAG’s mission to empower genocide survivors. She was drawn to the field of genocide prevention and punishment after reading former UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s book, A Problem from Hell. Kylie is interested how perpetrators of genocide are affected by the international community and the role of international and hybrid courts in promoting justice. After her completing her B.A. in International Affairs, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in the field of transitional justice.

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Natida Nivasnanda

Media Relations Intern

Bio

I’m a recent graduate of a BS in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And I’m most interested in global development and human rights. I’ve been primarily focusing on bridging/building my experience in advocacy and strategic communications within international relations and the global social sector. I hope to pursue a graduate program in the future to strengthen my skills in the interdisciplinary field of global development.

GLOBAL AMBASSADORS

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Francois Adam

DWAG Global Ambassador: Australia

About

Francois Adam worked as the primary health care coordinator in refugee camps in the East of Chad from 2007-2009. Adam provided clinical leadership in all aspects of the operations of the facility. 

Over the last few years, Adam has worked providing Emergency Medical Services to members of the community.

Education 

Bachelor of Paramedical Science

Skills

Francois Adam speaks Arabic, English, and French.

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Jamal Alnour

DWAG Global Ambassador: Germany

About

Jamal Alnour taught English as a second language to non-native English speakers from 2009-2011. Alnour has worked as an interpreter for many years at numerous different organizations. 

 

Mr. Alnour has been working as a civil rights activist since 2014 and is also a politician. 

Education

Studied at Emperor International Academy: Diploma of teaching English as a second language, English communication literature grammar rules for international English Proficiency (2012).

Currently studying medicine at Studienkolleg Hannover University in Germany.

Skills

Speaks African languages (Fur), Arabic, English, and German.

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Elmuez Nur Eldeen

DWAG Global Ambassador: France

About

Elmuez Nur Eldeen currently resides in France where he hopes to obtain a degree in organizational management in order to work with an international organization and to contribute to the development and humanitarian issues around the globe.

Work Experience

Elmuez Nur Eldeen worked as a Project Coordinator at the United Nations Development Programme where he promoted the Rule of Law in Darfur working at the Kabkabiya Paralegals Center. Mr. Eldeen worked as the Executive Manager of the Human Rights Upgraded Association from 2012- 2014.

Mr. Elmuez Nur Eldeen is currently an Operations Officer at Le Relais. Le Relais re-purposes backpacks by providing underprivileged communities in Africa and France with used backpacks left by customers in exchange for a voucher for school supplies.

Skills 

Elmuez Nur Eldeen has six years of experience working with humanitarian organizations in conflict areas in Darfur, Sudan.

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Mohamed Hamid

DWAG Global Ambassador: Italy

About

Dr. Mohamed Hamid is an international economist and an expert in trade economics, empirical and policy analysis of international trade, the economics of Brexit and developing countries particularly African Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPs), and migration.

Education

Dr. Hamid is a PhD candidate at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy: Ph.D. Candidate in Economics and Finance. (2016 to December 2020).

Dr. Hamdi was a visiting fellow at the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom: Ph.D., (2018).

Dr. Hamid also holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies and International Cooperation, First-class honors with major in Development Economics and International Cooperation, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy: (2013 to 2015).

Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan: Bachelor of Science in Business Studies, Major areas: Accounting, Statistics, Economics, and Finance (1998 to 2002).

AL-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan: Bachelor of English Language (2000 to 2003).

Skills

Mohamed Hamid speaks Arabic as well as English.

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Saddia Mohamed

DWAG Global Ambassador: Australia

About

Saddia Mohamed has lots of experience working as a program coordinator working in community services organization dedicated to advocating for social justice. Saddia Mohamed currently works for The Asylum Seeker Resource Center, an asylum seeker support organization. The ASRC, based in Footscray, provides aid, justice, and empowerment programs to over 1000 asylum seekers living in community seeking refugee protection.

Education

Victoria University, Footscray Nicholson Campus: Diploma of Community Service Work (2017).

Victoria University: Footscray Park Campus: Bachelor of Criminal Justice (2019).

Skills

Saddia Mohamed speaks Arabic as well as English.

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Kawaar Mahmoud

DWAG Global Ambassador: Belgium

About

Mahmoud’s goal in life is to contribute to the golden age of international law where the goal is to transition from an international system that favors state sovereignty to one that favors human rights. 

Kawaar Mahmoud is a firm believer that one person can create a very small change that will contribute to a major movement that favors universal human rights.

Education

Kawaar Mahmoud is currently a third-year European and International student at the Institute of European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit van Brussel. 

Skills 

Kawaar Mahmoud is well versed on minority protection in terms of international law

Alaaeldin Abuelkhirat

DWAG Global Ambassador: United Kingdom