Nojus Saad

Nojus Saad

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Nojus Saad is a 21-year-old multi-award-winning digital health professional from Iraq. He has more than seven years of extensive educational, research, and advocacy experience in gender equality, healthcare, and digital inclusion.

He is the president and chief executive of Youth For Women Foundation, an organization dedicated to gender equality, digital healthcare, and the inclusion of youth and women in marginalized and rural communities of Iraq, India, and France.

Vice Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) at the World Health Organization (WHO), Nojus represents the institution at high-level global dialogues, including the WHO's 10th Global Conference on Health Promotion and the 24th International Aids Conference as a Digital Health Expert and IAS Scholar.

He is also a civil society leader at the Swedish Institute and a mental health expert at Orygen. He worked with Swedish and Australian agencies to foster national civil society and mental health strategies in the MENA region.

Nojus is the former United Nations Youth Ambassador of the global UN Internet Governance Forum. He also represented the Internet Society and dialogued with governments and technology companies to advance inclusive policies around digital healthcare at the 15th and 16th Annual UN IGF Meetings in Poland.

Nojus is also the senior policy fellow at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a regional youth ambassador of the International Telecommunications Union, the Kofi Annan ChangeMaker, and a former ambassador of the German Informatics Society to European Policy Makers. He is Reckitt's 2022 One Young World Ambassador at the Manchester Summit, a recognized LGBTQI+ Scholar at ILGA World in Los Angeles, and a gender equality champion at Women Deliver.

Nojus was the leader of the award-winning campaign on Domestic Violence that mobilized more than 550 national civil society, religious leaders, youth activists, and government officials to increase funding for the implementation of domestic violence policy in rural communities across Iraq and India. He is currently leading a complementary national campaign in Iraq on the widespread Domestic Mental Abuse of vulnerable women and children.

Nojus is the recipient of the Diana Humanitarian Award from the legacy of the UK's Princess Diana. He is an alumni leader at the Clinton Global Initiative University and Howard University and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

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