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Mohamed Hisham

  • Islam
  • Sri Lanka
  • Male
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Asia
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Mohamed Hisham is currently the CEO of the ZamZam Foundation, a reputed nonprofit organization, which works on social development, community empowerment and interfaith relationship building initiatives in Sri Lanka.

From 2015 to 2018, Hisham worked as the Deputy Director of the Office for National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR), a government agency responsible for facilitating the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, operating under the Presidential Secretariat. He was primarily responsible for communication, outreach and engagement with multiple stakeholders.

Hisham has been actively involved in various civil society movements and programmes focusing on interfaith dialogue, democratic space, social harmony and civic engagement at various levels.

Hisham is also Co-founder & shareholder of Tellida, a boutique Business Process Management firm in Colombo, which is an ISO 27001 compliant company specializing in outsourced Finance & Accounting, Legal Support Services, Contact Centre Services and IT Helpdesk operations.

Previously, he has been a member of the Global Leadership Team of Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) initiative. In 2016, he was awarded the Industry Leadership Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the IT-BPO Industry in Sri Lanka” by SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka’s premier IT Business Chamber.

The following is the motto he follows and encourages others to: “Trust your instincts, the best things in life are worth taking risks for!”.

Hisham tweets as @mhmhisham

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

e-Literacy teaching guide in Tamil language for Islamic religious scholars in Sri Lanka to counter hate speech & radicalization
A basic outline curriculum with thematic topics and sub-sections related to e-literacy and countering hate speech/radicalization online to be used as a learning reference for Islamic seminary students (and teachers as per the need) was developed. The initiative fills in a long-felt need for such material.

Area of Actions:

Peace and Reconciliation

Forms of Actions:

Information Distribution