Fatou Wurie is a Social Justice Advocate with almost a decade of experience in community organizing and international development. Fatou is currently the Gender & Innovations Technical Adviser on ‘Innovative Solutions for Gender Equality’ at UNICEF HQ. She previously served as the Regional Advocacy Adviser for a multi-national DFID-funded campaign on Maternal and Newborn Health in Africa. An Abshire-Inamori International Fellow on Ethical Leadership and a graduate of the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Fatou is committed to systems strengthening through innovative solutions; placing communities at the center of program design and implementation for transformative change. She is also the founder of The Survivor Dream Project, a local program that works to provide psychosocial services for women, adolescent girls and youth survivors of trauma in Sierra Leone.
An avid writer-blogger, speaker and seasoned connector, Fatou channels her global experiences to write and speak on a broad range of development issues related to youth engagement and participation, health, gender equity and women’s political participation. Her work is featured in Africa is a Country, Amnesty International Blog, Open Society Foundations, The Journalist (South Africa), WHO Bulletin, Al Jazeera Stream, Huffington Post and the BBC to name a few.
Fatou is a Moth main-stage storyteller and has hosted a nationally broadcasted Moth radio hour on 'Global Stories of Women and Girls'. Her story will feature in the Moth Stories Anthology to be released in 2019.