WHO WE ARE.
Omnis Institute is an independent non-profit organisation committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders. We provide a voice and platform for women and youth, offering leadership acceleration and mentorship opportunities to those with an interest in international peace and security, human rights and sustainable development.
WHAT WE DO.
With a research focus on four areas of expertise, Education, Health, Migration and Security, we aim to bring inclusive leadership to the forefront of the global agenda, convening women and youth with global leaders, policymakers, businesses and academia.
HOW WE DO IT.
Recognising the value of local social entrepreneurs, we also work closely with community leaders through localised workshops, empowering them with the skills needed to become vital assets towards sustainable peace and development. Our first workshop programme will launch in Colombia in 2017.
MEET THE TEAM.
Dr Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. An MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow and International Deliver For Good Influencer, Alaa serves as a trustee for The Malala Fund, International Alert and Keeping Children Safe. Alaa's TED Talk, released in July 2015, “What my religion really says about women” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four moving TED Talks you should watch right now by The New York Times.
Her efficacy in security, health policy and sustainable development was most recently recognized by both Forbes, Aspen Ideas and Bay Street Bull who named her a Forbes 30 Under 30, Spotlight Scholar, and Canada's 30x30 respectively. Her leadership in engaging youth, particularly young and minority women, in global decision making and elevating the role of young women on global platforms was recognized by Harvard Law who named her the youngest 2017 Woman Inspiring Change. In 2016 she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders.
Alaa completed her medical degree at the University of Zawia and went on to complete her Masters in International Strategy and Diplomacy with Distinction at the London School of Economics. She is currently a PhD Candidate at King’s College London.
Christina Myers is a special advisor and “Sherpa” to Dr. Alaa Murabit. She is also a PhD student at The Open University, UK, researching the applicability of games and gamification to promote inclusive education. Previously, Christina founded a biometrical startup company based on a technology that modelled the physiology of speech production. She then worked for the Swiss government (swissnex) in China and Brazil, focusing mostly on developing Private-Public partnerships and local initiatives in the areas of education and entrepreneurship.
Christina graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) where she received her Masters with Merit in International Strategies and Diplomacy, whilst also working for a UK corporate company whose mission was to shape Open Education for career development.
Christina was born in Switzerland and grew up between Geneva and a town called Sincelejo in Colombia, where her mother is from.
A final year PhD student at UCL’s GOS Institute of Child Health in London, Aziza Khabbush is passionate about health and its intersection with peace, security and economic growth. Working alongside nutritional company Vitaflo International, and doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, she is currently developing a novel treatment against drug-resistant epilepsy in children and adults.
Keen to bridge the gap between industry, academia and the public, Aziza frequently utilises visual design and media to present her research at local events, international conferences, and industry showcases, winning a number of awards at UCL for her creativity. She is currently developing a social media platform that converges these concepts to tackle the unique public health issues that affect post-conflict societies in inaccessible regions.
Aziza completed her Masters with Merit in Biological Sciences Research at Royal Holloway, University of London, and currently lives in Surrey, UK.
Kholoud Htewash is a creative designer with a background in communications and marketing, and was previously communications director for a leading women’s rights organization