“The AFS Youth Assembly is a place of refuge and empowerment for youth aspiring to change the world.”

Dana Al-Anzy is a multi-sector strategic partnership approach specialist with the Education Above All Foundation and has experience working with UNHCR in Refugee-led Organizations at the HQ in Geneva and the Zaatari Refugee Camp. She is a member of the first AFS Youth Assembly Advisory Council setting the Agenda for the 28th Session in 2023.

A firm believer in the power of civil society and education, Dana has worked with numerous UN agencies and foundations on sustainability projects related to accessing education, refugee empowerment and youth advocacy.

During her yearlong nomination and training with WISE Learners Voice Program, Dana developed a local tutoring program for primary school aged refugee children in the Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. She then worked on developing a pilot tutoring project that was launched in Ethiopia with Education Above All Foundation as an Advocate to assist with the retention of primary school children which included field visits to Ethiopian universities and schools.

Dana advocated in several high level UN conferences on youth engagement policies highlighting the power of Qatari youth and the empowering effect of Qatar’s National vision 2030 on them. She has served as the Qatar Youth Assembly Ambassador since 2018 and facilitated the nomination and training of over 60 Qatari Youth Delegates to date. 

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2017. She also holds an Executive Certificate in Advocacy in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is currently pursuing her MSc in Social and Public Communication with a focus on Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

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