Hayder is a youth advocate from Iraq who worked on development and youth issues in Iraq and MENA. He has an interest in post-conflict development and youth participation in decision making in addition to an interest in media specifically citizen journalism. Hayder finished his Bachelors degree at the American University in Beirut and worked after that in different parts of Iraq for three years prior to moving to London to finish his Masters degree in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Hayder has a passion for volunteering and volunteered in many youth initiatives including a project with the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Startup weekend Baghdad, the Lebanese Red Cross, TEDxBeirut, Ahalna campaign and others. Additionally Hayder is an alumni of the Tomorrow’s Leaders program from the Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative at AUB, an alumni of the Young Leaders Visitors Program from the Swedish Institute, a fellow at HIVOS for IGMENA and currently a holder of the Chevening Scholarship to finish his Masters degree in London.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Countering Terrorism, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Country of Origin: Iraq
City of Residency: Baghdad, Iraq