TEDxNishtiman 2018 Speakers


Azhin Gailany Sleman

An easy ingredient of success

Azhin Gailany was born in 1988 in erbil and  is a manager  at Nishtiman Youth  Network, the largest  Volunteering none-Governmental  Network in Kurdistan. She has  graduated from Salahdin University  holding a bachelors degree in Science  in 2012. After graduation she started working as  a teacher in Sabis School. Aside from her job her dream was always to become an engineer, so she started studying  civil engineering at the International University of Erbil from  which she graduated this year! Last year she initiated a blood donation campaign for the war-wounded and Thalassemia Patient.

Bassma Omar

How to be the person you aspire to be

Bassma has nine years of diverse civil engineering experience focused on sustainable development in Iraq. Her core expertise is in green building assessment tools and amplified strategies that lead to enhanced building performance. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the first local initiative established to introduce the concept of green design and construction to Iraq called KESK. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Dohuk University, Iraq and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Auburn University, USA.

Kawyar Ali

I didn’t let cancer define me

Kawyar Ali a 17 year old girl living in Sulaymania, who is going to be a speaker in TEDxNishtiman 2018. She was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 15, not long after that she also had to go through an appendectomy. She was hospitalized for more than 6 months due to her bad condition, because she wasn’t getting better she had to go through a bone transparent surgery in India. Through all these hard times Kawyar never gave up or lose hope and always thought  that she will overcome the obstacles and better days would come.

Nenib Lamassu

Assyrian: Endangered language of an Endangered people

Nineb Lamassu was born in 1975 to an Assyrian family in Kirkuk. At a tender age of 8, Lamassu’s family were forced to flee Iraq. He lived most of his childhood as a refugee and he currently resides between Great Britain and Iraq. – BA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (SOAS, University of London)- MA in Hebrew and Aramaic (UCL, University of London)_MPhil in the Modern Assyrian Language (University of Cambridge)

Mahmoud Moazami

love yourself

Moazami Irani psychologist and motivational speaker who has bachelor degree of science (BS), M.Sc in Biology, Biophysics, Doctorate in Effective teaching and learning in Tehran University of Science IBB (Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics). President of Bazaar Electronic Company (1978_1998), which was manufacturing, importing UPS, charger and electronic components.Founder and president of Maktab e Kamal (1995).–President of BEC Companies (1998-2011), manufacturing, importing and installation single and three phases USP, batteries.

Mazhar Khaleqi

Personal life story

Khaleqi was born in 1938 in the city of Sanandaj, Iran. He started to sing when he was in primary school at the age of eight. Mazhar Khaleqi left his motherland city, Sine, to study in Tehran University. Mazhar continued with music in exile and gave his oppressed nation hope and happiness in the hardest of times, when the Iraqi regime started to commit genocide on the Kurds. The recorded folk music of Mazhar is an art link for three generations.

Patrick Chauvel

A story of fifty years photography

Patrick Chauvel born 1949 in France,  an independent war photographer began when he was 17 years old.He has covered more than twenty conflicts all over the world. In 1995 he was awarded the World Press Photo commendation for Spot News Stories for his coverage of the Battle of Grozny during the First Chechen War.He is also author of some documentary movies. Author of two books in French, the autobiographical Rapporteur de Guerre (2003) and the novel Sky (2005).

Nujeen Mustafa

My journey from Syrian to Germany in a wheelchair

Nujeen Mustafa Nujeen is born in 1999 a Syrian girl from Aleppo who had to flee her country because of the war they faced, but she faced more difficulties than other refugees because of her disabilities. Despite her physical limitations, Nujeen fought strongly to safety and a new life. The hard 3,500 miles  journey by foot, boat, and bus. She has talked in TEDxExeter and has also written a book with Chrisitna Lamb “Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-torn Syria in a wheelchair”.

Marcello Bonatto

How to create the next generation of tech leaders

Marcello Bonatto is born in 1987 in Brazil and is the co-founder Re:Coded, a humanitarian innovation nonprofit training conflict-affected youth how to code and become tech leaders in the communities. Since 2017 , Re:Coded has trained more than 300 children and youth in Iraq and Turkey. He is also a co-founder of Thrive Humanitarian Innovation leverages technology, which seeks to protect and promote education in the most challenging environments.

Dlovan Mohammed

Character flaws

Dlovan Mohammed Abdullah was born in Erbil, Iraq, in 1996. He is an undergraduate student of pharmacy degree in Rome, Italy. Prior to that, he has studied in three other different universities from two of them as transfer student; Obtained pharmacy education in Cyprus International University and Eastern Mediterranean University in the Northern republic of Cyprus; he has obtained education about Social Exclusion & Human rights, and comparing east and west – religious liberties In Venice International University.

Rawa Jelizada

A fallen vase can still have its flowers sprouting

Rawa Jelizada is a young talented Kurdish female artist. She was born in 1990 and currently lives in Erbil City. Her major art works are painting and furniture decorations. Additionally, she also writes short stories, poems and quotes.

Bilal Abdulwahid

How leaving my country made me appreciate it more

Bilal abdulwahid was born in 1981 in sulaymaniyah, he studied till 8th grade due to his family couldn’t support him to finish his education, he married in 2003 and in 2015 due to financial situation of kurdistan he decided to go abroad and immigrant to Germany he thought people who live there could have a better life but on his way he had too many barriers and troubles,  after 2 years he himself decided to return back and started his own restaurant business even with few income monthly at least he is in his country and close to his family.

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