Imrana Alhaji Buba

Youth Coalition Against Terrorism, Nigeria

Imrana Alhaji Buba is the Founder of the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism (YOCAT), a youth-led organization working to unite youth against violent extremism in north-eastern Nigeria. He is a sought-after expert and public speaker, particularly regarding political instability in Nigeria. He has consulted for international organisations like USAID, Creative Associates International, International Alert and Mercy Corps as a youth engagement specialist, community development facilitator and conflict sensitivity expert.

Imrana is the Youth Advisory Council chair of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Global Youth Advisory Council member of the USAID’s Youth Excel Program, iDove Fellow, Mandela Washington Fellow, One Young World Ambassador, and Peace and Security Fellow of the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub. He received the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2017 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award, in recognition of his efforts to counter violent extremism and promote a culture of peace in Nigeria. He holds BSc Political Science from the University of Maiduguri and MSc Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Imrana Alhaji Buba is the Founder of the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism (YOCAT), a youth-led organization working to unite youth against violent extremism in north-eastern Nigeria. He is a sought-after expert and public speaker, particularly regarding political instability in Nigeria. He has consulted for international organisations like USAID, Creative Associates International, International Alert and Mercy Corps as a youth engagement specialist, community development facilitator and conflict sensitivity expert.

Imrana is the Youth Advisory Council chair of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Global Youth Advisory Council member of the USAID’s Youth Excel Program, iDove Fellow, Mandela Washington Fellow, One Young World Ambassador, and Peace and Security Fellow of the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub. He received the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2017 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award, in recognition of his efforts to counter violent extremism and promote a culture of peace in Nigeria. He holds BSc Political Science from the University of Maiduguri and MSc Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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