Aya has addressed audiences of activists, students, academics, leading civil society organizations, policy-makers, development practitioners and professionals. She delivered lectures and keynotes at Bond Annual Conference, Scotland’s international Development Alliance Conference, Statesboro United Methodist Church, UN Women Commission on the Status of Women Celebrity Event etc.

The Pan-African Summit and Awards, 18 November, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The World Refugee Council on Co-creating solutions with the youth, 13 November, Berlin, Germany

 AYM National Youth Empowerment Forum, 09 November, Lagos, Nigeria

AYM National Youth Empowerment Forum, 1 September, Kampala, Uganda

 Georgetown University, 14 September, DC, USA

Speaker at Emory University, 08 September Atlanta, USA

 Bootcamp on Social Entreprises and Migration, 02 July, Civitavecchia/Barcelona

 The Africa Youth Forum (AYF) Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP), 30 June, Nairobi, Kenya

 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend, 9 April, Marrakech, Morocco

 AYM Youth Empowerment Forum, 20 March, Nairobi, Kenya

 Fight Inequality Alliance Global Gathering, 21 February, Manila, Philippines

 Fulbright Mid-Year Conference, 10 December, Washington, DC, USA

CIVICUS International Civil Society week, 30 November, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law First session, 21-22 November, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Hague in Peace Festival Debate, 23 September, The Hague, Netherlands

UNOY Annual Young Peace-builders Forum, 22 September The Hague, Netherlands

  Intergenerational Dialogue at AU Heads of States Summit, 30 January, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 Build Peace Conference, 02 April, Nicosia, Cyprus

General Assembly at UN ECOSOC, 13 March, New York

 UN Women Celebrity Event, Commission on the Status of Women, 10 March, New York

 MEPI Alumni Conference, 04 March, Rabat-Morocco

 Jamhuri High School, 02 May, Dodoma, Tanzania

 Kinaawa High School, 30 April, Kampala, Uganda

 Mbogo High School, 27 April, Kampala, Uganda

 Stanford University, 10 April, California, USA

Emmanuel County Institute, 13 March, Georgia, USA

 Wheelock International Conference, 22 June, Boston,USA

 African Union 50th Anniversary Intergenerational Dialogue, 25 May, Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

  Boutheast Bulloch High School, 06 Nov, Georgia, USA

International Lecture of the National Cathedral School, 17 November, DC, USA

Aya has spoken at many venues, including summits, forums, hearings, conferences and rallies in 65 countries around the world including in the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, Thailand, the Philippines, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, Turkey, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • Universities and schools such as Stanford, Georgetown, Yale, Emory, DC National Cathedral School, Georgia Southern, Wheelock, Denver, Tufts, SOAS and London School of Economics.
  • Festivals and rallies such as Unleash Festival, Hague in Peace Festival, Living Peace London Rally and Global Festival of Action
  • Other conferences such as Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Build Peace Conference, St. Gallen Symposium, World Social Forum, Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend and Global Power Shift Conference.

Aya speaks on issues related to:

  • Pan-Africanism
  • Feminism and gender equality
  • Youth empowerment and youth rights
  • Youth Radicalisation and violent extremism
  • Movement building
  • Migration and refugees  
  • Human Rights and civic space  
  • Peace-building and non-violence  
  • Blogging, social media and Tech
  • Education


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