Mr. Ahmed Abdirahman, Founder of The Global Village and the Järva Politicians’ Week
Ahmed Abdirahman is policy expert at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce where has the task of making Stockholm more integrated. Ahmed has previously worked at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Interpeace, an international peace-building organization based in Geneva, and at Spånga-Tensta District. Through his non-profit organization, The Global Village, Ahmed is the founder of Järva Politician Week (Järvaveckan) which aims to reduce the distance between citizens and politicians.
Through a Courtney Ross scholarship, Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Marymount Manhattan College, NY. He is also an alumnus of the leadership education Höj Rösten Politikerskola and Tandem Leadership. Ahmed was admitted to Northern Star program in 2018, a network of future leaders. The Northern Stars Program is part of the European Business Leaders’ Convention, a forum where senior executives, experts and politicians can exchange views on European politics and economics in an informal environment.
Ahmed Abdirahman was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and came to Sweden 1998 at the age of eleven together with his mother and his younger brother. He learned to read and write in Sweden. Ahmed recently hosted Summer on P1 on Swedish Radio (July 1st, 2018) where he shared his story.
To mention a few awards, Ahmed has been appointed:
- Opinion Maker of the Year, 2017 (Årets Opinionsbildare) by Dagens Opinion
- 150 Super Communicators in Business sector, 2017, 2018 (Näringslivets 150 Superkommunikatörer) by Resumé. Listed nr 2 in category organizations & civils society.
- Future Policy Maker of Year, 2018 (Framtidens Makthavare) by makthavare.se
- Award for Outstanding Personal Engagement by UNDP, 2018
- Among the 12 Future Leaders of Sweden, 2018 (12 av Framtidens Ledare) by Chef
- Civic Builders of Year, 2018: Sweden’s 101 Super Talents (Årets Samhällsbyggare) by Veckans Affärer.