Lecture: Dr. Deqo Mohamed, CEO of the Dr Hawa Abdi Foundation
Columbia Global Centers, Africa in Nairobi and the University of Nairobi invite you to a lecture in
Date: Thursday 27th March, 2014
Time: 1600 hrs- 1730 hrs
Followed by book signing
Location: Education Theatre 1, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Deqo Mohamed is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), and daughter of Dr. Hawa Abdi. Dr. Abdi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. In 1983, Dr. Abdi began providing free obstetrician services to around 24 rural women per day, from a one-room clinic on family owned land in the Lower Shebelle region in Somalia; since then- in the midst of the Somali civil war- her and her family and Foundation have provided care to some 2 million people, and their compound now includes a hospital, school, nutritional center and agricultural activities.
Dr. Mohamed will speak on the challenges her family faced over the past three decades, and their plans for the future, and then take question from the audience. She will then sign copies of her mother’s book Keeping Hope Alive, which will be available for sale.
This lecture is free and open to all on a first-come, first-served basis, but you must pre=register to attend (See below), and please bring your photo ID (national ID card or similar) with you on that day. Please note that this even will commence at 1600hrs sharp, with minimal introductions; late comers may not be admitted.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Here's a clip (just over 8 minutes) from "TEDWomen 2010":
Here's Nicholas Kristof's article on Dr Abdi from December 2010:
Glamour magazine has named Dr Abdi a "woman of the year", calling her "equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo".