Ali Kifah Mahmoud (Lebanon) is a youth trainer and an activist in the fields of inter-faith dialogue, youth, peace and nonviolent communication. He believes that “we rise by lifting each other”, hence empowering others is his driving force. Although his background is in finance, he followed his passion and shifted to peacebuilding. This move inspires him to keep encouraging others, especially youth, to follow their dreams. Ali is part of several local and international networks focused on peace, dialogue, youth and other related topics, including Adyan Foundation, Forum of Development Culture and Dialogue FDCD, GIZ, Aiserve Foundation, Forum ZFD, and Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism – iDove. The current times of hardship in Lebanon as well as in the world, pushes him to contribute to a positive change in his community and the wider society.