“The Youth Assembly is a place of meeting and exchange allowing youth to discuss and find solutions to the global issues and challenges of the 21st century and take actions toward them.”

Djenabou Bah has a bachelor degree in International Studies with a concentration in development and a minor in Community Change Studies from CUNY City College of New York. She also has a degree in Tourism Management. Djenabou has always been interested in working with international organizations such as UNDP, USAID and other nonprofits that tackle social issues such as poverty, access to quality education, unemployment, climate change and women’s rights. 

Djenabou has been involved with the CUNY Malave Leadership Academy and the University Students Senate USS-CUNY as a delegate responsible for the representative governance of the 500,000 students of the 25 CUNY campuses to protect the rights of the student body, further the cause of public higher education and promote the general welfare of its student constituents and the University. She participated in service projects that address issues important to The City University of New York (CUNY) by lobbying legislators in Albany at the Somos El Futuro to fund higher education for CUNY schools, support the CUNY’s DREAMers at the CUNY DREAMers Brunch in Albany by speaking with assembly members to discuss the importance of the Dream Act. 

Djenabou is also the VP of Program of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Club of New York City Chapter (NFBPWC – NYC) which has advocated for women’s rights and equity since 1919. As a founding member of a recent project, the Afghan Women Project, she has been instrumental in empowering and helping the displaced Afghan women rapidly build a meaningful life as business and professional women in the United States. The project has achieved notable milestones such as developed guidebook on integration to American life – including compendium of resources for resettling including useful links, LifeLong Learning (L3) training to adapt women to American business and professional standards, partnering with CityTutors to offer ESL tutors, founded the Khahari Club, conducted winter clothing drive resulting in over 40 boxes of donated clothing and 7,000 head coverings to resettlement camp. 

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