Mujahid Ahmed – Comedian, Motivational Speaker and Master of Ceremony.
Mujahid Ahmed arrived in Australia in 2001 as a seventeen old from Sudan. During his time in Sudan, he was forcibly conscripted and made into a boy soldier who eventually ended up leading a platoon of boys as young as thirteen. Despite the shattered left arm and the bullet fragments in his right arm, he considers himself to be one of the lucky ones.
Seventeen years later, and the above story feels like a dream. Since then Mujahid has travelled to over thirty countries, learned to speak four languages, became a humanitarian professional and subject matter expert on refugees, a psychologist, the world’s Only Professional Sudanese Comedian, and most importantly he conquered all his demons related to his experiences.
Mujahid holds a Bachelor of Psychology, a Masters in Social Development and has also held several senior management positions in health and human services in multiple Australian states as well as overseas. Moreover, in 2008 he founded a company called Communique Cultural Solutions which provided cultural training, consultancy, and project management services across Australia. His clients included SA Police, The Department of Immigration ACT, and the Department of Education and Children’s Services SA.
As a motivational speaker Mujahid’s topics include:
War and conflict
Psychology and Mental Health
Culture, language and diversity
Social issues and social change
Inspirational and motivational stories
Refugees and global Migration
Africa and the Middle East
‘On behalf of the Australian National University I wish to thank you for your informative, insightful and at the same time incredibly humorous presentation for our Refugee Politics: Displacement and Exclusion in the 20th and 21st Centuries Course. You skilfully combined insights into the refugee experience, your personal story, and professional insights with respect to you work in the humanitarian sector. We would love to invite you to speak to our students again in the near future and most certainly will recommend your services to other schools and faculties at ANU’. – Dr Kim Huynh – ANU
‘I had some fabulous feedback about your presentation. I think it was a lovely way to end the conference, with a few laughs and also a reminder to people that we ae very lucky here in Australia. – Sue Aplin City of Unley
‘He has mastered the art of Australian Humour – The Advertiser
‘ In a Class of his own’ – The Australian