Abdiweli Waberi

| Puntland, Somalia
2018 Goldin Global Fellow
Chairperson, African Youth Somalia

Abdiweli Abdillahi Waberi from Somalia is Chairperson of the Somali branch of the African Youth and Child Network for Human Rights (REJADH), a coalition of young Africans committed to the defense of human rights. Abdiweli attended the founding meeting of REJADH in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 10, 2016, along with other representatives from six countries: Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, South Sudan and Somalia, all members of the African Union. The coalition is committed to advocacy for different causes related to Human Rights and is currently running a “Maputo Myth” campaign for the fight against Gender Based Violence in partnership with Norvegian Church Aid/Actalliance, Arigatou International, Changemakers and Elman Peace. Abdiweli has earned degrees in Sharia and Law from Puntland State University and Range Management from East Africa University, and has worked at the Ministry of Justice in Puntland.