Dr. Othman Mujahid Bwana, popularly known as Dr. Mujahid, is professionally an educator who acquired his PhD in Early childhood Education from Mcgraw University, US and studied Masters degree in Educational Administration and Planning and Bachelor degree in Education and Islamic studies in Usman Danfodio University, Nigeria. Dr. Mujahid is also a graduated with another PhD in Educational Management, planning option from Kampala International University, Uganda. He also has post graduate diplomas in Psychology, Project management, Peace and Conflict resolution.
Dr. Mujahid has been very active in areas of conflict resolution and peace building both in Kenya and abroad. He has worked as a consultant trainer in PVE and CVE with a number of organizations including KTI, Public affairs office, US Embassy, SUPKEM, Kenya Community Support Centre, Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance, MUHURI, RUSI, UNDP, The National Centre for Security Studies among others. He is a researcher, author, a trainer and a motivational speaker.
Among his contributions in the field Violent extremism Mujahid has carried out research on the drivers of VE, developed Training manuals for teachers, youth and women and has trained over 500 Imams and Madrassah Teachers on PVE and CVE particularly in the area of Countering Violent Extremism. He has been involved greatly in mentoring youth and developing different programs on helping in-school and out of school youth on issues of radicalization. The latest work carried out by Dr. Mujahid is the survey of women and girls participation in violent extremism titled; “Mapping Perceptions on Violent Extremism: A study of Women and Girls’ Attitude Towards Extremist Groups and Violent Extremism”.
Dr. Mujahid has recently developed a pocket book on Countering Violent extremism that is soon going to be published for use by police officers, Sermon guide for Imams and youth Empowerment Guide on Countering violence Extremism. The documents are to be printed by KECOSCE and RUSI. He has also developed a handbook on Countering violent extremism for madrassah teachers that was Published by the Public affairs Section US Embassy. Youth curriculum for the radicalization and Entrepreneurship.