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IREX Fellows

The Community Solutions Program is a professional leadership development program for the best and brightest community leaders worldwide.

Community Solutions Fellows complete a four-month fellowship with a U.S. nonprofit organization or local government agency. The Community Leadership Institute provides an integrated leadership curriculum and individualized coaching throughout the fellowship. Fellows return home to apply their new skills through a community action project.

The Community Solutions Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.

For more information, please refer to this link: https://www.irex.org/project/community-solutions

Susan Allen, Director of the Better Evidence Project

Niamat Ullah

IREX Fellow



Niamat Ullah was selected as a Fellow 2022 of the U.S. Department of State from the Community Solutions Program, IREX. He is placed as a Peace Fellow at the Better Evidence Project, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.

Niamat Ullah is an Advocate of the District and Sessions Court under Bangladesh Bar Council and professionally works as a Legal Officer (Legal Cell), Office of the Registrar at the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). Prior to joining BUP, he worked as an Assistant Manager (Complaints management) at BRAC. He started his professional career with the PVE works at Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center as a Lead Instructor for a special project on ‘Promoting Equality in Madrasa Students’ supported by the US Embassy, Dhaka in 2018 & 2019. He is a graduate of the 17th batch of Building Bridges through Leadership Training.

Niamat is voluntarily working as a Lead, Curriculum, Training & Project Development at Surge Bangladesh, his core responsibilities are to develop training curriculum/modules, take sessions, and design & managing different projects connected to peacebuilding, peace advocacy, and peace education. In 2020, Niamat was awarded the ‘EMK Center Small Grant 2020 award for a PVE-related project. Besides Surge Bangladesh, in 2019 he along with 4 team members established ‘Peace Maker Studio’ with the support of UNDP’s small grant through the Digital Khichuri Challenge idea competition. Then he has been awarded one of the national winners from Accelerator Bangladesh 2.0, Youth Co-Lab 2019, and UNDP in collaboration with the Citi Foundation. He is involved with Peace Maker Studio as a Trainer.

He has completed his Master of Laws (LLM) from the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and he has completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Northern University Bangladesh. He is nine times a recipient of the NUB Meritorious Scholarship.

Ula Hindi

IREX Fellow



Ula ElHindi has been selected as a peace fellow 2022 of the U.S. Department of State from Community Solutions Program IREX.

She is working as a peace and conflict resolution fellow with the Better Evidence Project, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter project, School For Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, Washington DC, USA.

Ula has been selected, among 50 women from MENA region, by UNWomen regional office as a peace-builder woman 2021.

In March 2021, she launched and worked as the English project coordinator of MetooGaza for raising awareness on sexual harassment in the Palestinian context.

She is interested on engaging internally displaced women in decision making process.

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