Abdi Rahoy Kassim is a peace and security analyst in Nairobi, Kenya who sees a huge opportunity in the empowering of young people.

“The Young African Leaders Initiative is touching the heart of young leaders from Africa.”

Abdi spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a Mandela Washington Fellow. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.