Fatou Wurie is a writer, public speaker, activist 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 has worked for the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response, UNICEF, Options UK, and other international organisations as advocacy policy and communications advisor.
Wurie 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 is the first African Governance Initiative (AGI) scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
Her work has been 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, UNICEF's Innovation Summit, the Red Cross Humanitarian Conference, 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.