Ibrahim Bahati

Gender Advisor, The Girls in School Initiative, Ugandan/Uganda
Ibrahim Bahati
Gender Advisor, The Girls in School Initiative, Ugandan/Uganda

Ibrahim is currently a Mastercard Foundation Scholar getting a master’s degree in rural community development at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and master’s degree in gender studies at Makerere University (Uganda).

Ibrahim has been working as a co-instructor of a gender and development elective class at the School for International Training, Uganda, a gender specialist for Girls in School Initiative Uganda, a grassroots community organization aiming to promote the agency of Ugandan men in girl’s education, and as a voluntary communications expert who has served with local NGOs aiming at promoting street children needs in Kampala.

Ibrahim has also taken a ‘Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries’ course at the University of Oslo (Norway), received training on ‘Care Economy’ by United Nations Women (2017), among others. He is a recent Climate Tracker’s Online Fossil Fuel fellow who has written and published on the role of fossil fuel industry on climate change, and was a participating YaLa Academy Citizen Journalism African fellow in 2016.

In his career lifeline, he has worked as an Inbound Agent, Library Manager, (among others) and is currently a contributing writer focusing on climate change, race geopolitics, violence and masculinities. His previous work, such as “Today’s Survivors Could be Tomorrow’s ‘Enemies’”, have appeared in CounterPunch, Huntington News, Peacevoice. His research interests are, but not limited to, the subject of gender and masculinities, conflict and refugees, climate change, food security and rural development.

Ibrahim is also a voluntary advisory board member of The Global Education Conference Network, a 2016 Global Health Corps Finalist, a staff writer for AUB Outlook magazine, contributing writer for The Youth Journal (among others) and a recent Women in International Security 2017 Next Generation fellow (2017).

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