Anas Elmahi
Anas Elmahi
Mandela Washington Fellow 2017
Washington, DC

Anas Elmahi is a Mandela Washington Fellow 2017 for Young African Leaders; U.S. Department of State Program that brings up to 1,000 African civic, business and community leaders aged 25 to35 for six weeks of academic coursework, leadership training and networking at U.S. universities.

Anas is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sudan Future Makers Organization, a national network of youth-led sustainable development and business-for-peace projects in the 18 states of the Sudan, sharing a united vision of making the Sudan a better place. Earlier, he worked for two years as the Head of the Fundraising Unit at the 99199 Children Cancer Hospital Association, which was aiming to build the first specialized hospital for treating childhood cancer in the Sudan free of charge. Currently, Anas is a Senior Resident of General and Laparoscopic Surgery at the Sudanese Board of Medical Specialties and a full member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Anas is committed and determined to create positive change in the Sudan, as he believes in the power of youth, unity, education and conflict resolution.

My Dreams for the Sudan Future Makers

Sudan Future Makers Organization Monthly Forum, Khartoum, Sudan. July 2017

When I first came to NDI as a Mandela Fellow and was introduced to its goals and activities, I realized that I had come to the right place to help me achieve my dream of changing Sudan.

The Sudan that I grew up in suffers from bad governance, poor social services and inadequate infrastructure. International intervention did not help. Instead, the world was so angry with the Sudan that the Security Council imposed political and economic sanctions that harmed the peaceful majority more than the trouble makers and the few in power. It was in this context that we decided to take the positive step of establishing the Sudan Future Makers Organization.

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