Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, Canadian Meritorious Service Cross recipient, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth.. In 2016 she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders and co-founded The Omnis Institute , an independent non-profit organisation committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders, and became the Executive Director of Phase Minus 1, which provides thought leadership in conflict resolution and inclusive security. Alaa previously founded and spearheaded The Voice of Libyan Women at the age of 21.
An MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow and International Deliver For Good Influencer, Alaa serves as a board member for The Malala Fund, International Alert, Malaria No More and Women’s March Global.
Her efficacy in security, health policy and sustainable development was most recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women in 2018 by Women of Influence. She also received the 2018 Nelson Mandela International Changemaker Award by The Nelson Mandela Family and PTTOW and the BlogHer 2018 Voice of the Year Award by Sheknows Media.
In 2017 Alaa was named a Forbes 30 Under 30, Aspen Institute Spotlight Scholar, and Bay St. Bull Canada’s 30×30. Her leadership in global policy and in elevating the role of women, particularly young, minority women, on global platforms was recognized by Harvard Law who named her the youngest 2017 Woman Inspiring Change.