His involvement with youth issues began at a very early age when he first began working with his school, as the only school accredited by UNESCO in Kuwait (at that time) to coordinate beach clean-ups in areas that suffered greatly from the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait in 1990.
Shortly after, he became fully immersed in school activities which ranged from Co-Founder and Advisor of the Community Service Club, President of the Model UN Club, and Senior Class President. Throughout his high school years he attended several Model UN conferences held in Kuwait, and in The Hague.
During 2003-2006, Mohammed, in his capacity as Regional Coordinator, launched and directed the Arab Regional team of the Global Youth ACTION Network, an alliance of youth organizations around the world. He had previously served on GYAN's advisory board from 2002-2006.
He is also affiliated with a plethora of other institutions with a focus on youth including his role as a Youth Advisor to the League of Arab States/UNFPA sponsored "Empowering Arab Youth" project. As a member of the project's Youth Advisory Committee he worked with 6 Arab Youth Leaders on drafting the Pan-Arab Policy on Youth which was adopted by the League of Arab States during the Sudan Summit of 2006 as the regional strategy for youth empowerment.
In January 2005, Mohammed was invited to be the Youth Representative to Mentor Arabia's Follow-Up Committee. This entity was tasked to oversee the establishment of Mentor Arabia, the regional branch of Mentor Foundation, an NGO working to promote best-practices on preventing young people from drug misuse. Through this post Mohammed also proposed the formation of Mentor Arabia's Youth Advisory Panel, as the first of such entities within the Mentor Family. He served on this committee until it met its objectives and handed over its oversight work to Mentor Arabia's newly formed Board of Trustees in April 2006.
Mohammed has built a strong record and continues to work with a number of UN agencies on issues of youth in specific and human development in general; such work efforts include his role as Founding Chair of UNICEF's Volunteer Group in Kuwait and a Founding Member of the UN Population Fund's Youth Advisory Panel.
During 2004-2006 he advised a number of international philanthropists and philanthropic agencies on their work effort in the Arab region, in his capacity as the only youth International Advisor to Grantmakers Without Boarders, an international network of donors adopting innovative social change strategies for their global philanthropic efforts.
Mohammed has spoken in several international and regional conferences-including world renowned forums such as the UN General Assembly and the World Economic Forum on the Middle East-where he is usually invited to address issues of youth, children, women and human development.
The Basil Fuleihan Foundation awarded him in 2007 their Award for Innovation in the Field of Youth and Good Governance (second place) jointly with Latifa Reda for their concept paper "Establishing Concrete Models for Good Governance in Lebanon through Practical Approaches for Political Reform: A Comparative Approach."
Academically, Mohammed's interests are on issues of democratization, standards of good governance, Islam and politics, Israeli domestic politics, and intellectual history. His publications tackle issues in Middle Eastern Politics and Islamic Movements in the Gulf. His first peer-reviewed Article is scheduled to appear in the Middle East Journal. He has shared his academic work at highly reputable venues, such as the International Studies Association's regional and national conventions and the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University.
Mohammed holds a BA in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University, and an MA in Political Science and Graduate Certificate in Arab Studies from Georgetown University.
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