Abdalla Abeid has four years of work experience in the nonprofit sector and is passionate about youth leadership and empowerment. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Education. While working as a General Secretary of Zanzibar Fighting Against Youth Challenges Organization (ZAFAYCO), a leading youth program delivery and policy advocacy organization, Abdalla engaged with government to influence policy change around youth related issues like education, employment, entrepreneurship, political and social change. In this role, Abdalla oversaw the organization’s government relations strategy, supported the organization’s program teams by seeking money from government through tracking the allocated funds for youth as well as securing funds from other development partners. Through his experience in the nonprofit sector, Abdalla developed a very strong government relations, and increased the concerns of government on youth related issues. Abdalla has volunteered as a trainer on democracy, human rights, civic education, entrepreneurship and communication skills in Institute for Youth Socio-Economic Development (IYSED) in helping to impact positive social changes.