Rizwaan Akhtar

Title: Manager of Iraqi Youth Programs

Department: Exchange and Training

Rizwaan Akhtar serves as a Manager of Iraqi Youth Programs at World Learning, where he works closely with the Youth Development Unit in the acquisition, design, and implementation of programs for high school students.

Akhtar manages the U.S. Department of State’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) and youth leadership programs with other regions of the world both in the United States and abroad. Mr. Akhtar has extensive experience in youth development, adult mentor training, social media skill-building, interfaith dialogue, and curriculum development. His primary regional expertise focuses on the Middle East and South Asia. He is proficient in Arabic and conversational in Urdu and Spanish.

Expertise: youth development, adult mentor training, social media skill-building, interfaith dialogue, curriculum development

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