Nadia Kidwai, Program Coordinator // Next Up Manitoba

Nadia was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales. After graduating from Oxford University with a B.A. and M.A. in Politics and History, she moved straight to Winnipeg in 2004 (it's her husband's fault, he's a Winnipegger). For the past decade, Nadia has worked across various sectors, each intersecting with her passion for working on issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, community development and capacity building, particularly within the newcomer community. She began working for several grassroots and non-profit organisations and then went on to work for the Government of Manitoba, Dept. of Multiculturalism and Immigration as a research consultant. In 2011 she began working for CBC Manitoba as a journalist and continues to freelance for CBC and write for the Winnipeg Free Press. Nadia was the co-founder and program designer of the Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute and program manager for CMLI from 2012- 2014. Currently Nadia is the Co-Chair of the Institute for International Women's Rights and board member of the Legal Help Centre. She is the mother of 2 young boys and therefore well versed in Minecraft, Pokemon and other equally important cultural phenomena.

Contact:  winnipeg@nextup.ca