Born in Aarhus, Denmark to a Danish father and a Greenlandic mother, Malik Peter Koch Hansen has lived his life between two cultures. In 2010, he co-founded the Greenlandic academic student organization, ILI ILI, in which he served as president for three years advocating on behalf of students in Greenland. Through official ILI ILI meetings and academic forums, Malik was able to accelerate the introduction of flatrate internet in Greenland and the completed ‘Education Plan 2’ strategy. In the last governmental election in Greenland, he helped found a new political party, the Cooperation Party, which seeks stronger cooperation across the Kingdom of Denmark. Malik is politically independent and advocates cooperation and mutually understanding to facilitate a more global society.
Updated May 2020
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'Stories From the Unity of the Realm' - Episode 2: 'What is Kaffemik?'
What is a traditional Greenlandic 'Kaffemik'? Find out by listening to 2020 Fellows Malik, Mika, and Noémi's contribution to the Podcast Series with the episode 'What is Kaffemik?'.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2020 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 24 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.