About the speaker

Executive Director at Shaoor Foundation for Education and Awareness (SFEA), Ali is a known countering violent extremism (CVE) expert, peace-building specialist and a social entrepreneur working in the development arena of Pakistan since 2008. He specializes in development and execution of community development projects. He has worked in more than 60 districts of Pakistan engaging thousands of social leaders, especially youth at universities and religious seminaries. He has developed various national level campaigns and projects for promotion of peace and tolerance including currently running project AmnQalaab, Salamti Fellowship Program and National Peace Talks. He has developed and spearheaded Pakistan’s leading women entrepreneurship development programs such as “Women Can Do” and Pakistan’s first “Women Entrepreneurship Summit” (2015). He is also the brain behind Pakistan’s leading program on building capacities of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) called Capacity Enhancement Leadership and Linkages (CELL) Development Program for SMEs. He also heads a transnational peace-building campaign called “Peace Without Borders”.

Ali is an alumnus of Peace+ Fellowship by Erasmus (Netherlands), International Visitor Leadership Program(IVLP) on Community Conflict Resolution – United States, Georgetown Young Leaders Summit (GYLS), Doha -Qatar, Global Peace on the Move (GPM14) by World Peace Initiative, Thailand, Commonwealth Youth Parliament, UK, Pakistan Young Leaders Conference, UK and many others. Ali carries an overall experience of 10 years of working in the development sector.

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