A. Mohammed A. Foboi
Mohammed Foboi is a Liberian, specialized in youth leadership development, public policy, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, social impact and international affairs.
He is a 2021 graduate of IE University in Madrid, Spain, with an MSc in International Relations and a 2008 graduate of the University of Liberia with a BA in Mass Communication and Sociology.
Mohammed holds a leadership specialization certificate from HEC Paris, and a conflict management specialization certificate from the University of California, Irvine through Coursera. He holds a certificate in educational policy and reform from the Foundation of Excellence in Education, USA and three diplomas in project management, education psychology, and business management respectively from Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (ALISON), Ireland. He has extensive training, knowledge and skills in security, terrorism and counter-terrorism and hostile environment.
Since 1998, Mohammed has served in different positions with different local, national, and international organizations in the areas of youth advocacy, youth and gender mainstreaming and leadership, education, and health. He is former Regional Coordinator of West and Central Africa at UNOY Peacebuilders, a global network of more than youth led peacebuilding organizations in 50 countries.
In early 2016, Mohammed was appointed as Liberia Program Coordinator of Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, a children and youth oriented initiative to protect our planet by planting trees and lobbying for climate justice.
In 2014, Mohammed was appointed a Global Youth Ambassador for A World At School (AWAS), an initiative of the U.N Secretary General to enroll the over 58million out-of-school children globally.
He is the co-author of “Sarah and the Plum Palaver,” a UNICEF peace education book currently being used in Liberian Schools. In 2014, Mohammed, along with a team of experts validated the four-year National Education Action Plan of Liberia, and in support of that plan, he went on to co-author Liberia’s new sets of textbooks (Social Studies books 8); and co-authored Big Belly Business, the Liberian version of the American Baby Basics- a comprehensive and easy to read prenatal material for learning and family literacy; and also served as validating officer for the UNESCO’s Value Education Curriculum for Ivorian refugees and host communities in Liberia. Mohammed is an accomplished writer with several other publications. He has gone on to author and co-author four other books in child care and discrimination, community building and peacebuilding.
In 2008, Mohammed worked with a number of youth mainly high school students to established Students Against Destructive Actions and Decisions (SADAD-Liberia), a youth led peacebuilding, civic engagement, youth development, and education transportation organization when he was only a grade 10 student. SADAD was rebranded to LIFT Liberia based on the calling of its members and board of directors. The organization has more than 200 members contributing to the development of their local communities through peace clubs and community service.
Mohammed has received many awards/scholarships in peacebuilding, public policy and organizational leadership. He is most passionate about an inclusive, a productive and a peaceful society and his vision for the future is to strengthen governance and improve service delivery in the poorest regions of the world. He wants to achieve these by working with different public and private institutions and through his proposed “Center for Public Policy, Peacebuilding and Leadership.