Oussama Chourbagi is a pharmacist; he has been exiled to France since 2005 after being imprisoned by Assad regime authorities in Damascus. Oussama is one of the founding members of the Syrian Non-Violence Movement.
In 2010, Oussama got a PhD degree in Molecular Biology from Paris University and worked at several hospitals in Paris.
Four years after participating in creating the Syrian National Council in 2011, he has distanced himself from politics to return to his primary mission: to transmit the principles of democracy and non-violence values to Syrian society.
He founded AFAQ in 2013 to achieve this purpose. AFAQ is an educational and training organization based in Gaziantep in Turkey, operating in the whole of Syria and working on three main programs, the Protection, Education and Peacebuilding Program.