The Goldin Institute is staffed by a diverse group of talented and committed individuals around the world working towards a common goal of creating real local and global change rooted in the power of communities determining their own futures.
Abdul Rahman Kowa
Founder and National Director, Sierra Leone Unites

Abdul Rahman Kowa has over 22 years of experience in peace building, conflict transformation, civic engagement, youth leadership, and women’s empowerment. Currently, Abdul Rahman is the National Director for ‘Sierra Leone Unites’, a youth movement that promotes the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly peace building, non-violence, conflict transformation, youth leadership, innovation, and artistic expression. He is also the Founder of ‘Strong Women Strong Girls Sierra Leone’ which focuses on building a community of strength for women and girls from under-resourced communities. He is a mentor to over 150 youths in leadership, career guidance, entrepreneurship, and personal development. He has over 5 years’ experience as a management lecturer, 10 years’ experience as a trainer, and 13 years’ experience as a media practitioner while also providing leadership for other 3 volunteer organizations at International and National levels. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor degree in Humanities. Abdulrahman received the Mandela Washington Fellowship where he graduated as a Civic Leader, 2018 African Changemakers Fellow, and is a certified West African Peace Ambassador.