Alaa Murabit

UN High-Level Commissioner: Health Employment & Economic Growth; UN SDG Global Advocate, United Nations

Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, Canadian Meritorious Service Cross recipient, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High- Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. In 2016 she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders and co-founded The Omnis Institute, an independent nonprofit committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders, and became the Executive Director of Phase Minus 1, which provides thought leadership in conflict resolution and inclusive security. Alaa previously founded The Voice of Libyan Women at the age of 21.

An MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and International Deliver For Good Influencer, Alaa serves as a board member for The Malala Fund, Women’s March Global, International Alert, and Malaria No More. Her efficacy in security, health policy & sustainable development was most recently recognized as one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Women. She also received the 2018 Nelson Mandela International Award from The Mandela Family.

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