Rasha Al-Katta

Global Shaper, New York Hub

Named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential Young People in Government, Rasha Al-Katta is a Canadian Diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. She previously served at the Centre for Global and Community Engagement, Canada’s Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, and Global Affairs Canada. To recognize her demonstrated leadership and drive to make a difference in the world, she was named one of "Canada's future foreign policymakers" by OpenCanada, a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and is one of the youngest recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. As part of WaterAid’s expedition team, she successfully reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds to combat the global water and sanitation crisis. Prior to the climb, she raised over $5,000 to provide 200 people in Eastern Africa with clean water for life. Rasha’s name was engraved on Ottawa City Hall's wall of inspiration in recognition of her years of community service empowering youth, advocating to end violence against women and serving-at-risk communities. Rasha holds a B.Soc.Sc. in International Development and Globalization, and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She has been featured on Rogers TV, the Hill Times, Metro News, CFRA Radio, Talk Ottawa and CBC, and was the host of Policy Talks Podcast on iTunes. Follow her on twitter @RashaAlkatta.

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