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Steering Council

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ragab

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ragaa A. Ragab is the Vice
Chairperson of our Steering Council and a Professor of Reproductive Health at the International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research, Al-Azhar University.

Biography

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ragaa A. Ragab is a Professor of Reproductive Health at the International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research, Al-Azhar University. He is a graduate from Al-Azhar University, one of the oldest and prestigious Islamic University which teaches Islamic studies and medical science side by side. He holds three master degrees (OB/GYN, population, and bioethics) and a Ph.D. in reproductive health. He helped in developing strategies and programs that aim at improving child health, eradicating violence against women and children, reducing maternal mortality, tackling gender-based violence and improving reproductive health in some of the developing countries, mainly in Africa and the Arab region. He worked in countries in crisis like Somalia, Darfur camps in Eastern Chad, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan. He was a member of the Advisory Committee, African Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) (2006-2010) for North Africa, a member of Africa Faith Based Organization, Durban, South Africa and, currently, he is the Vice Chairman of Faith to Action Network.
He was awarded several awards: The National High Academy of Scientific Research Family Planning Award, 2004 and a medal of excellence from Al-Azhar University, 2008. Egyptian medical syndicate awarded him its annual award for his work in the area of promoting the health of women in 2006. UNICEF report 2002 put him as one of the leaders of health for his work in Somalia for eradication of female genital cutting. He has an extensive record of research and books addressing family planning, reproductive health and gender issues from faith perspectives. He was nominated to be the Chairman of the “Family Culture Committee” of the “Egyptian Family House” starting from January 2017. He is an ex-member of the reference group of FP2030.

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We mobilize faith actors for interfaith dialogue and collaboration to advance family health and well-being; women’s rights and gender justice; and peaceful, just and inclusive communities, consistent with one’s faith.

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Faith to Action Network2 months ago
As part of global commemoration of the World Inter harmony week, through the JISRA programme, our member Muhammadiyah brings together young people from different faith formations to act for the environment. Another example that religion is a great builder of bridges.

For Ahsan Hamidi an activist with Eco Bhinneka, the chance for people with various religious backgrounds to meet, discuss, and work together while caring for the environment allows clarity and progress where there are differences that have arisen on the basis of prejudice”. What is your story of inter faith harmony this week?

Share with us and we shall share it with the world.
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