Natasha Hanckel-Spice

Natasha is the Head of Partnerships & Delivery at ISD, This includes the Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) and Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) in partnership with Facebook. Prior to joining ISD, Natasha worked with a number of well-known organisations including the British Home Office, advising on marketing strategy and developing social enterprise and youth campaigns.

Zahed Amanullah

Zahed Amanullah

Zahed Amanullah heads ISD’s network outreach, bringing the private sector together with activists, frontline workers, and relevant civil society networks to counter extremist propaganda and recruitment. Zahed also works on research and capacity building for counternarrative messaging campaigns to support NGOs in Kenya and the Middle East. He recently co-authored “The Impact of Counternarratives,” a groundbreaking cross-platform study demonstrating counternarrative ...

Moustafa Ayad

Moustafa Ayad

Moustafa Ayad is the Deputy Director of International Technology, Communications and Education at the ISD, and a strategic communications professional with more than a decade’s worth of experience. Moustafa is currently leading the relaunch of the Against Violent Extremism Network (AVE) — the largest, and oldest, global network of former extremists and survivors of extremist attacks — in the United States and ...

Kelsey Bjornsgaard

Kelsey Bjornsgaard

Kelsey Bjornsgaard is a Project Manager at ISD focusing on counter-narrative development and delivery as well as youth engagement and education. Kelsey is responsible for running the Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) and organising ISD’s Youth Innovation Labs. Kelsey is developing new strategies for enhancing peer-to-peer messaging and works closely with young activists internationally to develop innovative youth-led initiatives to ...