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Dr Auma R. Obama
Born and raised in Kenya, Dr Obama studied in Germany, obtaining a Masters degree at the University of Heidelberg, completing her doctorate studies at the University of Bayreuth and also graduated from the Berlin Film and Television Academy.
She has lived and worked in Germany and the UK before going back to Kenya to work for the humanitarian agency, CARE International. A key component of Dr Obama’s work at CARE was the creation and coordination of the “Sport for Social Change Network”, an initiative that brought together grassroots organizations from various countries (East Africa, Egypt, Bangladesh), using sport – with a special focus on girls -, as a tool for positive social behavior change.
Dr Auma Obama is the Founder, Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation that seeks to give a voice to financially and socially disadvantaged children and youth. Using a Self-Help Model of intervention the Foundation works to unlock their potential and enable them to improve their lives.
In addition to this Dr. Obama has held/ holds the following positions: Trustee of the Jacobs Foundation 2011 – 2015, Councillor of the World Future Council based in Hamburg and London (2015 – Current) , Patron of Storymoja International Festival, Kenya (2014 – Current) , and to the WeLT Business Club, Berlin (2017). Dr Obama was also a Trustee of the Stiftung Lesen (German Reading Foundation), 2015 – 2017, a Council Member of the Kilimanjaro Initiative, Kenya, since 2014, on the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity, University of Vienna, Austria, 2018 (Current), and the Initiator of the Sauti Kuu Act Now Youth Awards 2015
2010 Dr Obama became a published author, when she wrote her memoir ‘Das Leben kommt immer dazwischen’, first published in German and then in English in 2012 titled ‘And Then Life Happens’.
Dr Obama is also an awarded international Speaker, who has given numerous presentations worldwide on sustainable Socio-economic Growth and Development, with special emphasis on the relationship between the ‘Developed’ and ’Developing’ World.
An alumni of the Rockefeller Foundation‘s Bellagio Centre Residency Program, Dr. Obama has been awarded numerous prizes for her work.