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Bushra Ebadi

Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Youth Advisor and Executive Committee Member
Canada
Bushra Ebadi is a social innovator focused on designing sustainable, innovative solutions to complex global challenges using her multidisciplinary background and skills in design and systems thinking, policy analysis and mixed methods research. She has co-created refugee housing and integration strategies for arrival cities around the world, including Toronto and Paris. Bushra has conducted research and developed strategies on: women in leadership in the United Nations; advancing women’s interests in Afghanistan’s peace negotiations; assessing the effectiveness of UN Women’s Safe Cities for Women and Girls program; gender representation in media; and gender mainstreaming within refugee policymaking and governance, multilateral decision making and governance bodies, and in peace, security, and development policies.

In her role as a Global Security & Politics Research Associate with the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Bushra focuses on three main portfolios of work: supporting the World Refugee Council in developing transformative solutions for the refugee and IDP systems; conducting research on the ethical and social implications of emerging technologies; and developing a Women in Global Governance index to track women in decision-making and leadership positions.

Bushra currently serves as an Executive Member and Youth Adviser for the Canadian Commission for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. She recently launched the Global Catalyst [youth] Exchange pilot program, with the aim of connecting leaders from around the world to co-create and implement projects advancing the SDGs, peace, and sustainability.

Bushra holds a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs and a joint honours B.A. in political science and philosophy with a double minor in French and management from McGill University.