Senior Community Associate
Ibrahim is a Senior Community Associate at KDI Kenya. Known as the unofficial Mayor of Kibera, he is passionate about including the community’s voice in the development of Nairobi’s informal settlements. A born and raised Kiberan, Ibra first joined KDI in 2006 as a volunteer with extensive knowledge of the settlement. An expert in conflict management and youth engagement, he manages the community engagement process on all ten Productive Public Spaces in Kibera. Ibra is renowned for his leadership in sustainable, context-appropriate, and equitable development that pays heed to the needs and priorities of residents. He has talked and given presentations in Nairobi and abroad on issues such as resilience, urban flooding, and peace and security. Ibrahim studied Community Development and Project Management at Daystar University, and holds a course certificate for Social Work and Community Development.