Sara Wahedi

Sara Wahedi keeps Afghans safer.  Creator of Ehtesab, which translates loosely to “accountability” or “transparency,” Sara shares crowd-sourced and verified reports of bombings, rockblocks, and gun violence across Kabul in real time. Motivated by her own harrowing experience trying to make her way home after a bombing, Sara got to work building an app to replace piecemeal updates that made their way to folks through Facebook. 

When she’s not hitting the books as a student at Columbia, Sara is racking up awards as one of the BBC’s 100 Women, MIT’s Innovators under 35,  and TIME’s Next Generation Leaders.


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