Through USIP’s Youth Advisory Council, youth leaders provide regional and thematic expertise in the field of peacebuilding to inform and shape USIP programming and research. Each year, up to 15 Youth Advisory Council members are selected through a competitive application process to serve one-year terms.

Learn more and meet the current members

2020-2021

  • Dalia Fernanda Márquez Añez (Venezuela)
  • Darine Abdulkarim (Sudan)
  • Imrana Alhaji Buba (Nigeria)
  • Lorena Gómez Ramírez (Colombia)
  • Michelle Bernier (Venezuela)
  • Mridul Upadhyay (India)
  • Nang Zinzar Phyo Thant (Myanmar)
  • Razni Razick (Sri Lanka)
  • Rehema Zaid Obuyi (Kenya)

2019-2020

  • Abdiweli Waberi (Somalia)
  • Abutu Paul Owoicho (Nigeria)
  • Dalia Marquez Añez (Venezuela)
  • Gregory Ochieng Okumu (Kenya)
  • N. Jonathan Wijesinghe (Sri Lanka)
  • Mohammed Qasserras (Morocco)
  • Mridul Upadhyay (India)
  • Naveed Hameed (Pakistan)
  • Nour Darwish (Libya)
  • Nyachangkuoth Rambang Tai (South Sudan)
  • Paula Porras (Colombia)
  • Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola (Nigeria)
  • Sarra Messaoudi (Tunisia)
  • Tahany Maalla (Sudan)