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Bashir Mundi is the Chairman of the Development Initiative of West Africa (DIWA), and Director Administration and CEO of Inspire Academy, Abuja. He has served as Assistant Director of the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria, Imam and Youth Director for the Al-Huda Islamic Center, Athens, Georgia, and Director of Education and Training for the Institute of Islamic Information and Education, Chicago. Bashir has made several presentations at interfaith conferences, universities, mosques, and churches, and conducted training seminars on Islam and Dialogue for Peaceful coexistence, Personal Development, and Leadership in the USA, Malaysia, Bahrain, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria. Bashir has hosted the program, “Your American Muslim Neighbor” on Chicago’s CAN-TV, anchored the “Interfaith Forum” on the African Independent Television, and presented the 30-part series, “Qur’anic Reflections: A Synoptic Commentary on the Muslim Sacred Scripture” on the Nigerian Television Authority. Bashir received his early Qur’anic and basic Arabic education from his parents. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, and has attended graduate courses in Religion at the University of Georgia. He is a Fellow of the ALIWA Sankofa class and AGLN.