Fauziya Ali is the Founder and President of Women in International Security (WIIS) Horn of Africa (HoA). She is an expert in governance, gender and human security. She is currently serving as the steering committee member for the inaugural Paris Peace forum under the leadership of President Emanuel Macron of France and an evaluating Judge for the Larsen Lam Iconiq impact awards under MacArthur Foundation. She also chairs a regional network of women peace builders in the Horn of Africa. She is currently working on a e-photo book dubbed “faces of resilience” as part of the 20th commemoration of women peace and security agenda.
Prior to establishing WIIS-HoA, Fauziya served as the coordinator of the African Peer review mechanism, NEPAD heads of state and Governance implementation committee, an instrument for monitoring performance in governance among African Union Member states. After the APRM process, she continued to lead a number of initiatives in governance and peacebuilding. She was the deputy chief of party for Somalia’s largest Stabilization programme in Somalia, managing projects assisting in the rebuilding of Somalia.