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Elham Kohistani

Elham Kohistani

Afghanistan

Elham Kohistani is young social entrepreneur and women right activist, Like millions Afghan girls, she also grew up in Kabul during Taliban regime and completed my primary studies in secret. several times she had to hide from the scene of Taliban following her to school. But She did not give-up and completed her studies with all challenges in Afghanistan. she received her bachelor in Computer Sciences from Kabul University and a certificate in Entrepreneurship from Founder Institute and currently she pursues her master in International Relations with specialization in Peace and Conflict Resolutions at Kardan University. she has worked in different technology companies and tech-projects to increase women participation in technology meanwhile she has worked with different national and international organizations in the field of education, family planning, gender awareness and child protection. she is member of the TechWomen – Afghanistan and Afghanistan Startup Community to promote women startups. She is the founder of Course.af Afghanistan’s first educational platform and Afghanistan – Youth Club to promote youth activism and volunteerism. In 2016 She was selected to represent Kapisa province in the Emerging Civil Society Leaders Programs with Counterpart International and USAID, and she is the board member of Afghanistan ECSLs Alumni network, In 2018 – I honored Youth Ambassadors awarded from International youth Confederation based on her social activities for youth empowerment. Meanwhile she is the community member of UNLEASH global lab to work for SDG 4 quality education and SDG 5 gender equality globally. She has traveled to India, Sri-Lanka and Singapore to find-out how Nation building, gender equality and conflict resolution took place of war, disagreements and social injustices. Currently she is working as a civil society activist to promote education and gender equality in Afghanistan, beside she working for Girls’ education challenge projects with DFID in most of Afghanistan provinces.

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