Emtithal (Emi)


Poet & UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and World Champion Poet, Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud advocates for refugees and disadvantaged communities worldwide. Named one of BBC's 100 Most Inspirational Women, Emi co-founded a Sickle Cell research initiative at age 19. She’s since worked with President Obama, the Dalai Lama, Google Zeitgeist and more. Emi has moved audiences at the UNGA, The World Economic Forum, Forbes 30 Under 30, countless high-level events. The young TED Speaker, award-winning slam poet, & author graduated from Yale in 2016. In 2017, she hosted the first fully inclusive civilian peace talks across Sudan; Emi then, in 2018, walked 1000km for peace, mobilising thousands of people across the way through her One Girl Walk and Dreams for Peace Initiatives.

Appearances at Lions Live




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