Fauziya Abdi Ali is the President of Women in International Security (WIIS) Horn of Africa (HoA) and is a devoted advocate for women peace builders in peace and security efforts across the region. Prior to WIIS-HoA, she worked on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) by the New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee (HSGIC), an instrument for monitoring performance in governance among African Union Member States.
Post the APRM process, Fauziya continued to lead a number of initiatives in governance and peace-building. She was the deputy chief of party for Somalia’s largest stabilization program. She later spearheaded projects in preventing violent extremism at UNDP Regional office for Africa, producing works such as the “Journey to extremism” Africa study, and CVE mobile application for Africa tackling extremist narratives both of which were excellently reviewed.