Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate, and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth, and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.
Recently named a prestigious Harvard Radcliffe Fellow for her work “Architects of Peace: Redefining the Role of Women in Today’s Growing Security Agenda” Alaa is also an MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and Women Deliver International Deliver For Good Policy Influencer. Alaa also serves as a board member for The Malala Fund.
Alaa is the recipient of over 100 honours and awards, including the 2013 New York Times TrustWomen Hero, 2014 BBC Top 100 Woman, Aspen Institute Spotlight Health Scholar, 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30, 2019 WIRED World Global Thought-leader, the 2018 Nelson Mandela International Change-maker Award by The Nelson Mandela Family, and one of the 2019 Top 20 Most Influential People in Gender Equality Policy in the world alongside Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Angela Merkel, and Michelle Obama. Her leadership in global policy and in elevating the role of women, particularly young, minority women, on global platforms was recognized by Harvard Law who named her the youngest 2017 Woman Inspiring Change. For her efficacy in security, health policy, and sustainable development, she was most recently recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in History by the Canadian Government.