Abrahim Simmonds is a Project Officer for the LINKAGES Project in Jamaica. He supports the implementation of ICT-related activities that help to extend the reach of services to key populations mainly in Jamaica, while providing technical assistance to Suriname, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
Before joining FHI 360, Simmonds served as the Project Officer for the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network, an organization that advocates for the rights and freedoms of young people in areas of student rights and sexual and reproductive health. He is also co-founder and former Executive Director of JAYECAN, an exclusively youth led organization that uses the literary and performing arts to drive social change in disadvantaged communities. As a Caribbean representative on UNESCO’s Global Alliance and Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), Simmonds was tasked to organize the UNESCO-MILID Youth Agenda Forum at the University of the West Indies in 2017. More than 300 young people from across 23 countries were in attendance.
Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of the West Indies. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, having received the Queen’s Young Leader Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2017.