Ufuk Kâhya

's-Herogenbosch, Netherlands

HIA Program:

Netherlands Netherlands 2012


Ufuk Kâhya studied Public Administration, with a focus on education, equality, and diversity issues in the Netherlands and abroad. He studied International Relations and Political Science in Istanbul and simultaneously worked for the Dutch Consulate-General. During his studies, he worked as a trainer on several youth leadership programs with a focus on personal growth and conflict transformation. In 2010, he was elected as a member of the city council of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. In 2014 he got elected local party leader and currently serves as delegation leader in City Council. Ufuk is also a board member of several NGOs. He has worked for the Ministry of Internal Affairs on political participation of youngsters and as a policy strategist for the municipality of Utrecht. He was a 2013 HIA/Lantos Congressional Fellow, working for Rep. A.L. Hastings. Ufuk currently holds the position of Managing Senior Trainer for United World Colleges, The Netherlands. He is responsible for the management and development of the trainers-team and the programs.

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