Country Of OriginMalawi
Ahmad is an economist at the Malawian Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and co-founder of the award-winning Majuni Safe Water Project. He coordinates the formulation of the Ministry's programs, policies and budgets. Ahmad is also the Ministry's Sustainable Development Goals Champion and a member of Malawi Decent Work Program II technical drafting team. In addition, Ahmad inspires youth across Malawi to meaningfully get involved in public policy formulation and entrepreneurship through YALI and Youth to Youth Empowerment Networks. Upon completion of Mandela Washington Fellowship, Ahmad plans to design and propose more effective accountability mechanisms for the newly introduced Program Based Budgeting. For the county's economic transformation, he plans to advocate for government-funded programs that promote social enterprises in hard-to-reach areas.