Fatima Ezzahra is the program coordinator at the Nordic Center for Conflict Transformation.
She is a trainee lawyer, a civil society activist and a peacebuilder. Fatima holds a Master’s in Civil and Business Law at the Faculty of Law of Abdelmalek Esaadi University, She is a consultant at the youth consultative instance of the regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al hoceima and the vice president of the Youth Leaders Council of Tangier. Through membership in the YLC, Fatima became involved in social activism, policy analysis and advocacy, to lead and engage in numerous initiatives targeting primarily at-risk youth coming from marginalized neighbourhoods in Tangier. Fatima is also an activist in countering violent extremism at the local level. She has been involved in various initiatives concerning preventing and countering violent extremism, which has provided her with background information about the push and pull factors of this issue in the Moroccan context. She built projects and online campaigns targeting these push and pull factors in order to have effective and efficient results. She also designed online campaigns consisting of creative short videos to provide alternative narratives and counter violent extremist groups’ propaganda online.
To her credit, She was the first Moroccan and the youngest awardee who received the 2017 Common Ground Award from Search For Common Ground in New York, for her outstanding accomplishments in conflict resolution, negotiation, community building, and peacebuilding.