Shukri Ismail was part of four women U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored who have dedicated their lives to promoting peaceful, just and open societies in some of the world’s most conflict-affected regions. Shukri is one of the founders of Candlelight and its chairperson and she (together with her team and staff) has been instrumental in making Candlelight one of the largest and most impactful organizations in Somaliland.

Also, a founding member of NAGAAD Network, the largest women network in Somaliland, Shukri has been very active campaigner for women’s rights.

Shukri is also involved in democratization, peace building. She served as a member of Somaliland Electoral Commission and a current member of African Democracy Forum committee which is based in South Africa.

She also a member of Somaliland Independent Scholar’s Group – a group which follows closely the current issues arising from the democratization process and disseminates its positions papers through the media outlets.

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