Abdellah Yassine Boukourizia was born and raised in the oldest medina of Casablanca in Morocco. Yassine was involved in social work and volunteering since his early age. In June 2006, he graduated with research honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English studies with a minor in Communication and Mass media at Hassan II University. After graduation, Yassine was selected from a pool of 100 young leaders to represent Morocco in MENA program in the US. He received intense courses at Georgetown University on leadership, entrepreneurship and civic activism. His main personal interests are intercultural dialogue, religions and faith. While there, he developed a great interest in reading and publishing editing and then went on to obtain a professional bachelor degree in publishing editing sciences at Hassan II University in 2009. Yassine is an expert in leadership and social entrepreneurship. He works as consultant, speaker, advisor and leader who speaks nationally and internationally for civil society organizations in communication, ICT, business fundraising and management. He is Proactive self-starter with track record of initiative, personal responsibility, ownership of work and reputation for removing obstacles and making things happen. Yassine engineers sustainable networks towards community development and civil society advocacy. As a civil society actor, he is the founder and president of Coup de chance association for youth leadership and member of the steering committee of Moroccan association for Harm reduction. He is also member of Junior Chamber International (JCI).
Professor in Sociology and Interreligious Conflicts at Hassan II University
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: Morocco
City of Residency: Casablanca, Morocco