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Ziauddin Yousafzai

Chairman of the Board, Malala Fund

Biography

Ziauddin Yousafzai is an educator, human rights campaigner and social activist. He hails from Pakistani’s SWAT Valley where, at great personal risk among grave political violence, he peacefully resisted the Taliban’s efforts to shut down schools and kept open his own school, the Khushal Public School. He also inspired his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, to raise her voice to promote the rights of children to an education.

He is currently the United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, and also the educational attaché to the Pakistani Consulate, Birmingham, UK.