Fatou Wurie is a writer, public speaker, and founder at The Survivor Dream Project, a local nonprofit organization that provides holistic support to women and youth survivors of trauma in Sierra Leone. She currently works in development as a learning strategist whose expertise is used at the intersection of innovation and gender with UNICEF Headquarters in New York.
Wurie is a graduate of Public Policy from the University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government where she studied as the first African Governance Initiative Scholar. Fatou is an Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) International Fellow, a NEXTe Award Recipient for 'Young Professional of the Year 2016' and a 2016 Illumessence Community Builder National Women's Award Honoree. She has participated in the African Women's Development Fund’s African Women’s Writers Workshop for Social Change in Uganda, and her work is featured in the Huffington Post, Forbes, MamaYe Campaign, the UNICEF Innovations Blog, Amnesty International's Digital Blog, The Journalist, and The Africa Report’s ‘Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People’ section and others.
Fatou speaks on platforms like The Moth in NY, Boston and London, UNICEF's Innovation Summit - Helsinki, the Red Cross Humanitarian Conference - Geneva, the Oxford-Africa Conference and FORWARD UK on African women narratives, rights to sexual reproductive health and mental health. She also represents her nonprofit organization at diaspora workshops for humanitarian action and mobilisation (DEMAC) across Europe.