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Amisa Ahmed

2022 Fellow

Founder and Executive Director

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Amisa Ahmed is the Founder and Executive Director of Nivishe Foundation, an organization that focuses on building community resilience using community based mental health interventions and trauma informed programs for social cohesion, targeting vulnerable and marginalized communities in Kenya. She is also among the youngest Muslims to serve as Secretary General of the Ukweli Party.

Amisa serves as a board member both global and national organizations SIASA PLACE, Young Women Leadership Institute and RHIZE. She is also the youngest global board of director at Restless development as well as a board of director for Amrell international School.

Amisa was recognised among the 100 influential young Africans in 2021 and 2021 African Youth of the Year, the 2021 Second Finalist for the Positive Role Model category in Eastern Africa in the 9th Gender Mainstreaming Award and the 2021 Finalist in the Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual Award –for the East Africa Philanthropy Awards (EAPA) among other awards. She has also participated in prestigious fellowships like YALI, Future Africa, Orygen Global fellowship for young Mental Health Advocates among others.

At a personal level she is involved in mentoring other women and Girls to pursue leadership positions both in the community and in organizations since she comes from the marginalized Nubian community in Kenya where there is a lot of stigmatization in relation to women and leadership.