Ufuk Kâhya is a 2012 Senior Fellow and from 2015 to 2018 he was involved with Humanity in Action as Associate Program Director for the John Lewis Fellowship. Ufuk is currently an alderman in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, with the portfolio of talent development, health, data and inclusion. He is also active as Vice President of the Greens in the European Committee of the Regions. Ufuk has experience as a senior trainer/program manager for United World Colleges in the areas of leadership, conflict transformation and community building. Ufuk Kâhya’s work focuses on intersectional approaches to social change and inclusiveness from the public domain.
Updated August 2022
More from Ufuk Kâhya
PAX Power to the People x HIA TALKS | Conflict as opportunity
During the annual Peace Week (September 18-26) the second edition of Pax Power to the People took place. Humanity in Action The Netherlands organized together with PAX the event Conflict as opportunity. The Key note was provided by Senior Fellow Ufuk Kâhya. He shared in a personal story, his own experiences in a polarized society, and revealed how he remains hopeful despite it. How can we learn to talk (again) to people who are far removed from us? And do these social and personal conflicts also contain an opportunity?
Senior Fellow Ufuk Kâhya named Deputy Mayor of Hertogenbosch
Ufuk is the first person of color and with a migrant background to hold this position.
Martin Luther King Day
In 2014, three Dutch Senior Fellows collaborated to explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy within the context of current Dutch society.