Lawyer and Peace Ambassador
Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan was born to parents who were from two warring tribes in Marsabit, Northern Kenya. After her training as a lawyer, she returned to her hometown in order to promote peace between the conflicting Borana , Gabra and Rendille peoples. In 2003, she founded Horn of Africa Development Initiative - HODI, a non-governmental organization she uses football to foster peace, advocacy, education for vulnerable children and building resilient communities. Through HODI, Adan launched "Shoot to score, not to Kill", that uses football to engage Kenyan youths in advocacy for peace. The initiative was featured in an award winning film the solders of peace. In 2008 she initiated Breaking the Silence through football on FGM, Early Marriage and Beading. In 2015 Breaking the silence won Beyond Sports Award for Social Inclusion and Fatuma was featured among the 50 most influential personalities in Sports.