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Poet, Social Activist & UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

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Emi Mahmoud is a poet, activist and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador who won the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam championship. Since 2018 she is UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Originally from Sudan, Mahmoud moved to Yemen then the United States as a child.

Since high school, Mahmoud has also been an activist advocating for attention to the continuing violence in Sudan. She was on the BBC's 100 Women list of "the most inspirational women across the world in 2015," and she was invited to a 2016 roundtable with President Obama when he visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

In 2016 she recited a poem in front of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Also in 2016, she launched a campaign at the 'Laureates and Leaders Summit' in New Delhi.

Mahmoud released her first book of poems, entitled Sisters' Entrance in 2018.

In June 2018, she opened TEDxKakumaCamp, the first ever TEDx event in a refugee camp. Emi uses her work and talent to raise awareness about refugees, notably including Boy in the Sand and Head over Heels. In 2015, she won the Individual World Poetry Slam championship for her poem Mama, a tribute to her mother.

She has witnessed UNHCR’s frontline work in the field, having spent time with Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq camps in Jordan in 2018. She has also traveled to Greece and Uganda – in the latter, she led poetry workshops.

Emi has represented the UNHCR at multiple high profile events, such as the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in Paris, the Youth Strategy 2030 launch at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and the Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize event.

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Emi Mahmoud

Poet, Social Activist & UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

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Emi Mahmoud Biography

Emi Mahmoud is a poet, activist and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador who won the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam championship. Since 2018 she is UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Originally from Sudan, Mahmoud moved to Yemen then the United States as a child.

Since high school, Mahmoud has also been an activist advocating for attention to the continuing violence in Sudan. She was on the BBC's 100 Women list of "the most inspirational women across the world in 2015," and she was invited to a 2016 roundtable with President Obama when he visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

In 2016 she recited a poem in front of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Also in 2016, she launched a campaign at the 'Laureates and Leaders Summit' in New Delhi.

Mahmoud released her first book of poems, entitled Sisters' Entrance in 2018.

In June 2018, she opened TEDxKakumaCamp, the first ever TEDx event in a refugee camp. Emi uses her work and talent to raise awareness about refugees, notably including Boy in the Sand and Head over Heels. In 2015, she won the Individual World Poetry Slam championship for her poem Mama, a tribute to her mother.

She has witnessed UNHCR’s frontline work in the field, having spent time with Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq camps in Jordan in 2018. She has also traveled to Greece and Uganda – in the latter, she led poetry workshops.

Emi has represented the UNHCR at multiple high profile events, such as the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in Paris, the Youth Strategy 2030 launch at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and the Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize event.

Emi Mahmoud Videos

  • Trust Conference 2017: Spoken Word Poetry with Emi Mahmoud
    At the Thomson Reuters Foundation we act to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. We play a leading role in the fight...
  • Emi Mahmoud: Young Peacebuilder Shares Words of Inspiration
    Emtithal "Emi" Mahmoud is a poet who won the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam championship, an activist who is an UNHCR high profile supporter and...
  • A young poet tells the story of Darfur - YouTube
    2015 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Emtithal “Emi” Mahmoud was born in Sudan and came to the United States in 1998, escaping the Darfur...

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  • How to book Emi Mahmoud?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Emi Mahmoud for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Emi Mahmoud, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Emi Mahmoud or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Emi Mahmoud?

    Booking fees for Emi Mahmoud, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Emi Mahmoud, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Emi Mahmoud?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Emi Mahmoud for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Emi Mahmoud for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Emi Mahmoud or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Emi Mahmoud or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Emi Mahmoud is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Emi Mahmoud for your event is available upon request. Emi Mahmoud generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jayathma Wickramanayake, Jesse Jackson, Brea Baker, Isha Sesay and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Emi Mahmoud for an upcoming event.

Emi Mahmoud Speaker Videos

  • Trust Conference 2017: Spoken Word Poetry with Emi Mahmoud
    At the Thomson Reuters Foundation we act to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. We play a leading role in the fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values,...
    Emi Mahmoud: Young Peacebuilder Shares Words of Inspiration
    Emtithal "Emi" Mahmoud is a poet who won the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam championship, an activist who is an UNHCR high profile supporter and one of BBC's 100 Most Inspirational Women of 2015.
  • A young poet tells the story of Darfur - YouTube
    2015 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Emtithal “Emi” Mahmoud was born in Sudan and came to the United States in 1998, escaping the Darfur genocide with her family. In Emi's TEDMED 2016 talk,...
    Individual World Poetry Slam Finals 2015 - Emi Mahmoud Final Round
    A poet and activist originating from the war-town region of Darfur, Emi Mahmoud is the reigning Individual World Poetry Slam Champion of 2015—the number one poet in the world this year.

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