Secretary General (GNRC) and Director, Arigatou International

Dr. Ali is the Secretary General of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) and Director of the Arigatou International Nairobi. He has served as the Secretary General of the African Council of Religious Leaders and Africa Representative of Religions for Peace International for the last six years.

Dr. Ali has been working to build peaceful, just and harmonious societies and promoting peaceful coexistence between faiths and communities in Africa. Together with religious leaders and multilateral institutions including the African Union and the United Nations, governments and partners.

Dr. Ali has been extensively involved in finding ways to peacefully and sustainably address some of the most intractable conflicts in the most challenging countries and locations in Africa.

Dr. Ali is a recipient of the 2012 Coexist International Peace Prize which was awarded to him in New York, USA, to honor his action-oriented work and leadership in interfaith relations and dialogue, as well as conflict transformation in Africa. He holds a PhD from the University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom); MA in Diplomacy and International Studies from the University of Nairobi (Kenya) and a BSc. in Information Sciences from Moi University (Kenya).