Mr. Ahmed Abdirahman, Founder of The Global Village and the Järva Politicians’ Week
Mr. Abdirahman is the founder and president of The Global Village, an organization based in the suburbs of Järva-area in Stockholm. Järva Politicians’ Week’s purpose is to reduce the distance between citizens and politicians, to create better conditions for residents to engage in politics, and to put local residents questions on the political agenda.
Mr. Abdirahman is currently working at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm as a Cultural Affairs Assistant with focus on diversity, youth and civil society issues. He has previously worked for Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Centre for Research and Dialogue in Mogadishu, Spånga-Tensta District Administration and the Swedish Television (SVT). By a Courtney Ross Scholarship, he completed a Bachelor in international studies from Marymount Manhattan College, NY, and is enrolled at Fordham University, NY for his Masters in international humanitarian action.
Mr. Abdirahman was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and came to Sweden age eleven together with his mother and younger brother under a refugee-family reunification asylum claim.
Mr. Abdirahman graduated from ”Höj Rösten Politikerskola”, a political education for future politicians. The program aims to provide concrete knowledge of the Swedish political processes, innovative leadership training and network for future politicians.
In 2017, Mr. Abdirahman was named in the Enterprise’s 150 Super Communicators (”Näringslivets 150 Superkommunikatörer 2017”). In 2015, named among the 100 Role Models from the suburbs of Sweden and among the 100 Newcomers of the Year 2015 ”årets 100 uppstickare”.