Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth, is one of the most distinguished appointments from the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Instead of making money from the proceeds of her high-paying government job, Nadia has chosen an initiative that has a life-changing impact on society.
Nadia, who was appointed at the age of 29, now leads a series of narratives and events that shed light on the plight of girls, young women and adolescents.
CAS Nadia Ahmed Abdalla during one of the engagement forums on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021.
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Your initiative under the day Ndoto Halisi has partnered with international organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is also funding the initiative.
She continued to hug the youth in society and make them realize their dreams and advance their careers.
In her latest project, Nadia coached a group of young people who raised 100,000 Ksh in a competition aimed at finding a solution to mental health problems in the country. She led the project in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, among others.
Her life changing initiative is part of preparing for her book’s release to further fuel her need to influence society. Nadia wrote a book called Of dreams and whatever, should be officially presented in December.
The book is solemnly based on the need for someone to be open about the problems of young girls.
“I am driven by the eagerness to influence change in our society. I am working very hard and actively to change the narrative of the minorities in our country. I wanted to show young women and girls who looked like me that we can also be part of the decision-making table, part of political reform and only represent the minorities where I come from, “she said in one of her previous interviews.
Through her initiative, Nadia has brought other top executives on board who share her ambition and goal. You have traveled to different parts of the country that have influenced life. Her first coverage was in Lamu County.
This initiative is in line with another campaign launched by Uhuru, Kenya ni Mimi na Wewe led by their routing slip. The campaign aims to promote the One Kenya agenda and empower young people to fill management positions and to be part of the country’s economic development.
The campaign is part of the anniversary government’s Big 4 agenda as part of their election promise to Kenyans.
Nadia’s social media pages are full of activity, with most teens tarnishing the platform to appreciate the young CAS for her good work.
To inspire writers, Nadia also started a website where she published outstanding content by various writers from different parts of the country.
Through the Presidential Digital Talent Program, the government seeks to expand the youth and provide more opportunities.
Nadia previously worked in the Mombasa County Department of Trade, Tourism and Investments as Chief Tourism Officer.
“Doing this job has empowered me and the reason for that is because I have an extremely supportive Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru. In the ministry and in this position, I have the chance to learn and experience, and my ideas are heard and too some “implemented”, she paid tribute to her new role.
CAS Nadia Ahmed Abdalla during one of the engagement forums on November 15, 2021.
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