Ali Cherif

Ali Cherif

Fellowship year

2015 - 2016


Citizenship - Youth Development

Placement when a fellow

Union des Tunisiens Indépendants pour la liberté (UTIL)

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Project Coordinator - UTIL

Higher education

Master's degree in Computer Science

Current country of residence



Ali Cherif is a young Tunisian activist. After his bachelor’s degree in technical science, he completed a master’s degree in computer science at the Higher Institute of Computer Science and Management.

In 2015, he joined UTIL and began discovering the world of civil society.

He got involved in supporting all aspects of civil society, including the promotion of democracy and citizenship, support of human rights, building expertise, know how, knowledge and training capabilities especially aimed to support vulnerable youth and minorities, and to fight against violent extremism and criminality.

He is a facilitator for the local municipal development program in Kairouan (Tunisian government).

“I believe that the Lazord program is really valuable for those wanting to be social change actors in addition to being a great learning opportunity.”