East Africa Today: An interview with Hadeel Ibrahim
In episode 3 of East Africa Today, we have a conversation with Hadeel Ibrahim, the Director of Strategy and External Relations and Board Member at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Foundation just concluded its Ibrahim Governance weekend in Dakar, Senegal that focused on the theme of "African Youth: Fulfilling the Potential." Ms. Ibrahim speaks to East Africa Today about whether the state of governance in Africa over the past five years has been one of regression, an assessment of the Arab Spring and whether we will have an 'African Spring,' the role of the youth in Africa and whether we have been too caught up with the trickle down economics when we discuss high growth rates in East Africa as well as how she sees the elections in Kenya will play out.
Ms. Ibrahim previously served as the founding Executive Director of the Foundation. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation's main goal is to foster good governance and leadership in Africa and advocates for this through its Ibrahim Prize, Index, Annual Forum and Leadership Fellowship Program. On October 15, 2012 the Foundation launched its 2011 Ibrahim Index and announced there would be no winner this year for the $5 million Ibrahim Prize.
Ms. Ibrahim also serves on the board of many international institutions such as the Femmes Africa Solidarite, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute) in Tanzania and the Carter Center in the United Kingdom. She has a degree from Bristol University in Politics and Philosophy. She is also an avid Arsenal fan.
Photo: Mo Ibrahim Foundation