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Class 31: July 2018 Atlas Corps Fellows

Agang Keofe Ditlhogo, 31, Gaborone, Botswana (HOST: Tetra Tech)

Agang Ditlhogo is passionate about education and is co-founder of The Clicking Generation-ICT Academy for Kids and Teens; a social enterprise that offers computing and technology curriculum to kids and teens. She is currently National Expert for UN-World Summit Award Organization, Ambassador-ITU Young Innovator Competition, Ambassador-Africa Code Week and PR Officer - Internet Society (ISOC) local chapter. In these roles she partakes in encouraging Botswana youngsters in the Information Technology field on issues of innovation and e-content creation. She works closely with relevant stakeholders to implement Girls in ICT programmes throughout Botswana.

Agang is a Brightest Young Minds Alumni 2015, a selection of top 100 young Africans contributing to their communities. Agang forms part of the prestigious Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship program, being mentored by a successful and seasoned thought leader, Tony Elumelu. She is also a Mandela Washington Fellow 2016, an initiative by U.S. State Department. A Cherie Blair Foundation mentee she continues to receive social entrepreneurship training through the comprehensive support. Agang was selected as OkayAfrica Magazine publication top 100 women in 2017.

Host: Tetra Tech

Fellow Role at Tetra Tech:
Agang will support the leadership of Tetra Tech’s international energy division in implementing its new strategy to grow business in additional developing countries, with new clients and launch a new business line. She will use entrepreneurial skills to delve into different aspects of business development, marketing and operations.

Ahmed Koroma, 31, Freetown, Sierra Leone (HOST: Sheltering Arms)

Ahmed is an accomplished development professional with more than five years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone). Like most young people in his country who witnessed the poverty and devastation caused by the ten year senseless civil war in Sierra Leone, Ahmed worked hard to make life better for himself and his compatriots in need; some of whom are women and children suffering from sexual and gender based violence, youths whose livelihoods are shattered and pregnant women and mothers in need of sufficient healthcare. Ahmed joined BRAC Sierra Leone as a Young professional in November 2013 and has provided quality data on development that have been used by BRAC to solve problem of essential healthcare, malnutrition, gender based violence, access to finance etc. As a monitoring manger in BRAC, Ahmed successfully implemented and managed a strong monitoring & evaluation systems of large scale projects for BRAC Sierra Leone. Ahmed also immensely contributed to providing legal aid services to more than 2000 poor and marginalized women and children who suffered various forms of gender based violence, whilst leading BRAC’s human right and legal empowerment team in 2014. During the Ebola Epidemic, Ahmed helped manage and design a project that catered to the right of quarantined individuals, households and communities badly affected. Ahmed raised around 70,000 (USD) from Trocaire/DFID to provide food and non food items to particularly quarantined households in 50 communities. In addition, Ahmed also facilitated social mobilization activities and psycho social supports to these communities, thereby helping them to deal with the unprecedented crisis.

Host: Sheltering Arms

Fellow Role at Sheltering Arms:
Ahmed will be tasked with collecting, compiling, and analyzing programmatic data with a lens towards outcome study, development and implementation. Working in conjunction with QI and programs, Ahmed will develop new ways to capture outcomes with a focus on innovative ways to measure service results and report out on findings.

Al Khan, 29, Peshawar, Pakistan (HOST: Eat Offbeat)

Altaf is a digital marketing aficionado and bona fide Software Engineer with over seven years of diverse experience working in the for-profit, nonprofit and government sector. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from City University of Science and Information Technology in Peshawar, Pakistan. Last year Altaf joined a team of entrepreneurs as CTO and helped them in developing an E-commerce store and formulating the online marketing strategy. In one year the store had over hundred thousand dollars in sales and it recently got incubated in the Government of Pakistan backed National Incubation Center Accelerator program. His Software Engineering background enables him to document, design, build, implement and manage large scale software development projects. Previously, at China Pakistan Economic Corridor project, he worked on conceiving, developing and implementing an encrypted project timeline monitoring and information relaying system. His nonprofit experience includes working on digital rights advocacy as an independent consultant for Digital Rights Foundation Lahore. Where he led a pilot project to build and manage a Right to Information web portal for District Government. For online fundraising, he built a digital ecosystem from the scratch for a nonprofit, Pehli Kiran School. Working in different sectors with his unique blend of marketing and development background, it has inculcated strong analytical skills, strategic thought process and leadership abilities in him. He plans to use his professional prowess to add more verticals to his personality and find an enabling environment where he can apply himself.

Host: Eat Offbeat

Fellow Role at Eat Offbeat:
Altaf will act as the Technology & Digital Marketing Fellow to build proprietary technology to increase flexibility and improve customer experience. He will also work on designing and running digital marketing campaigns for its current product and testing campaigns for new products.

Alamiga Mustafa, 34, Arua, Uganda (HOST: Aga Khan Foundation)

Alamiga is a thirty four year old Ugandan national from West Nile Region of Yumbe District. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance and Accounting) with first class honors from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda and has a certificate in Budgetary Management and Expenditure Control from Uganda Management Institute, Kampala, Uganda. Mustafa is a highly reliable, motivated and transparent Financial Accountant with proven and successful work experience of more than eight years with nonprofit sector since June, 2009 to date. Mustafa works for Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Uganda, West Nile Program Area as the Assistant Project Accountant since July 2015 to date following previous employment with Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) West Nile as the Finance Officer from June 2009 to June 2015. These experiences enabled him to; contribute greatly to strengthening the capacity of staff members and that of the partners on financial management and accountability, budget planning, implementation, monitoring and reviews, maintain proper books of accounts, accurate and reliable accounting information and records, and support development and implementation of the general operations manual (financial policies and procedures), enforce sound financial internal controls and assist in preparation and implementation of budgets. His passion is to take lead in areas of financial management and accountability, budget planning and management, resource planning and mobilization.

Host: Aga Khan Foundation

Fellow Role at Aga Khan Foundation:
Mustafa will act as the Finance Fellow and support the financial management of program grants including accounting, recording and reporting as well as supporting the general accounting and accounts payable functions.

Anaam Arif, 29, Chowk Azam, Pakistan (HOST: Michigan Women's Foundation)

Anaam has more than five years of experience in the development sector. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pharm-D from Bahaud-din-Zakariya University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan. During her professional career she worked with UNFPA, Plan International, Association for Social Development and BDN Program-Kasur established by WHO-Pakistan. While working with UNFPA, she coordinated with public sector and worked on policy dialogue and advocacy on reproductive health and population and development issues. She organized capacity building sessions of public sector health care providers and established Knowledge Management Unit for evidence based decision making. She worked in development of multi-sectoral nutrition strategy for Government of Punjab, Pakistan. She is well versed in applying training need assessment tool, designing training, and conducting post training monitoring and evaluation. She also gained proficiency in team building, conflict resolution, and leadership. While working with BDN Kasur, she developed skills of organizing and empowering communities for health and related social issues. She established women entrepreneur groups using micro-finance as tool for economic development. She worked with marginalized community groups for sustainable development. She developed IEC material on health, hygiene, and life skilled based education for adolescents and youth groups. She possesses good knowledge of proposal writing, report writing, conducting research, and report dissemination.

Host: Michigan Women's Foundation

Fellow Role at Michigan Women's Foundation:
Working as a MicroLoan Fund Technical Assistance Fellow, Anaam will help in the pursuit to create a world class Entrepreneurial ecosystem with microfinancing, educational and networking opportunities. Supporting the mission to empower women and girls, Anaam will gain practical experience in dealing with the MicroLoan Fund process.

Ansa Rabia, 33, Lahore, Pakistan (HOST: United Way Bay Area)

A development professional with more than ten years of experience of working with public and private sector stakeholders particularly in the domain of public-private partnerships, skills development, counseling & placements, technological sophistication, labour market survey, institutional capacity building, and knowledge management for socio-economic development. Currently, working with Louis Berger on USAID Punjab Youth Workforce Development Project as a Lead for Placements, Partnerships, and Institutional Capacity Building. Ansa is providing strategic, technical & policy support, and advice on formulation and execution of capacity development initiatives for empowering vulnerable and marginalized youth; strengthening partnerships with public and private sector stakeholders at all administrative government tiers with an aim of improving accessibility, equity, and relevance of youth development services for sustainable socio-economic development. Previously, worked with GiZ as PPP Advisor and facilitated the Government and public-sector institutions in bridging the disconnect with private sector for demand-driven workforce development. Prior to that, served at Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Industries and Production, Government of Pakistan (GoP), for about eight years in multiple capacities, starting from a trainee metamorphosed into a Manager leading a team of four professionals. The sphere of responsibilities included orchestrating proposals and papers for the Government, multi-funding agencies, creating partnerships with bilateral/multilateral groups, corporate sector, and government bodies along with executing image building initiatives. Her educational pursuits involved an MPA from University of Punjab, Pakistan and a BBIT from Lahore College for Women University. The blend of classroom and on-job learning significantly inculcated leadership, cross-functional team work, effective communication skills, problem resolution, and resilience into her personality. She always has a balanced approach towards life, relishes her work as a development professional, and eager to mark herself as social entrepreneur contributing productively towards socio-economic melioration of local communities.

Host: United Way Bay Area

Fellow Role at United Way Bay Area:
Ansa will enhance UWBA’s business partnerships work through research, data analysis and the creation of a strategic plan. She will work with the Equity Team to assess current activities of the business partnerships team as well as conduct research on best practices across the nation, including feasibility of expansion in the Bay Area and analyze our data.

Aziz Ullah Bangash, 24, Peshawar, Pakistan (HOST: The Resolution Project)

Aziz Ullah has four year of experience in learning and development, entrepreneurship, business development and public speaking; working with non-profit and for profit both in private and public sector. He earned an MBA from National University of Modern Languages Pakistan, and B.Sc Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Pakistan. He is a certified trainer from School of Leadership Pakistan and has earned multiple national and international certifications. As an Acumen fellow Pakistan, he is working on creating sustainable solutions to enable the graduates from unprivileged areas receive training, improve their entrepreneurial and employability skills to be socially and economically stable and live a better life. Aziz has for four years of experience as a Co-Founder and CEO for the Center for Awareness Training and Development Pakistan, which is a training and management consultancy working with public and private sector to develop market needs based skills in individuals and employees, promote entrepreneurship and build capacity of startups and entrepreneurs, and fill the skill gap between job sector and academia. As a trainer, learning and development profession, he helps people and organizations reach their goals and perform with greater impact. Aziz Ullah facilitates learning programs nationally and internationally for corporate, non- profits, academia and youth to enrich their leadership values, employee efficiency, team performance and creativity and entrepreneurship skills. He has designed and delivered professional training modules & courses for 30 + local, national and international organizations during the past four years and has facilitated more than two hundreds learning programs, workshops and training conferences. Aziz has akeen interest is working with non-profit and for profit sector on promoting and developing entrepreneurial ecosystem, capacity building of graduates, startups, entrepreneurs and employees to help organization and individual be more effective, more efficient and more productive in creating greater impact with the work they do.

Host: The Resolution Project

Fellow Role at the Resolution Project:
Aziz will learn about and map Resolution’s 100 existing social entrepreneurship ecosystem partners (known as Pathway Partners) and plan a new activation framework for Pathway Partners through a public-facing online platform.

Christine Wachira, 31, Nairobi, Kenya (HOST: BronxWorks)

Christine has an Executive Masters in Development Policies and Practices from the Graduate Institute Geneva, a BSc. Computer Science from Catholic University of Eastern Africa, and close to eight years’ experience in both the private and the nonprofit sectors. Her ability to adapt and respond to emerging challenges, and embrace daunting learning opportunities, facilitated her transition from a career in banking to a career in international development. Her most recent experience was working as a Research and Policy Officer for the multi-agency $31 million Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa Project at Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa. In this position, she lead the Learning and Dialogue component and use evidence generated through targeted research initiatives to engage government authorities and other key actors. One of her notable accomplishments was leading the planning and execution of two major regional stakeholder events in Kenya and Uganda which allowed policymakers and practitioners to make evidence-based decisions on education reforms. Christine has excellent relationship and coordination skills and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people, especially the marginalized or less privileged. She desires to grow as a leader and a change agent in Africa.

Host: BronxWorks

Fellow Role at BronxWorks:
Christine will act as the Executive Coordinator provide a variety of executive, administrative, and strategic support to the Executive Director, members of the Executive Team, and Senior Program Leadership of a large social services agency serving communities of the South Bronx. She will act as liaison to multiple organizational structures and coordinate special projects and events.

Clara Li-Shan Wan, 31, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (HOST: Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives - Atlas Corps Malaysia)

Clara has seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance, Accounting and Management from the University of Nottingham funded by a scholarship under the Star Education Fund. While working at Generasi Gemilang Foundation (GG), Clara led a team on a collaborative project with the local Corporate Responsibility Department of an international financial institution. She was involved in developing a plan to provide access to basic financial protection for the urban poor. Clara also trained children and youth to manage their finances wisely through financial education programs run in schools and communities across Malaysia. As part of the deployment of this project, she worked closely with relevant government departments, regulators, and nonprofit organizations to maximize results. Prior to that, Clara managed GG’s volunteer group, built the volunteering structure and mobilized hundreds of volunteers to serve the community. Through these experiences, she developed strong project management and implementation, leadership and presentation skills. Clara is passionate about increasing the financial inclusion of the poor and in partnering with companies to meet the needs of underprivileged communities through their corporate responsibility initiatives.

Host: Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives - Atlas Corps Malaysia

Fellow Role at Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CAL) - Atlas Corps Malaysia:
Clara will focus on developing, expanding and managing stakeholders and customer-base in Malaysia through various strategies and brand awareness initiatives. Clara will also provide management support for internal affairs in the areas of operations, project management, execution, and program development. She will look into creating a sustainable plan for the organization’s work and creating the organizational culture of CAL.

Edith Mecha, 32, Nairobi, Kenya (HOST: Transparency & Accountability Initiative)

Edith has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She also received certifications in Social Media Marketing and Monitoring and Evaluation as offered by USAID. As Assistant Manager in Advocacy, Publicity and Fundraising with the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya, she helped socio economically empower persons with disabilities through various advocacy initiatives, and increased awareness on disability issues. Previously, Edith worked with PATH where she developed Communication and Media Strategies for Malaria and Tuberculosis Elimination in Kenya. In addition, she edited the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD-Program) Annual Report of 2014. She has volunteered as a mentor and organizer of several disability awareness initiatives including the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and World Cerebral Palsy Day observance in Kenya. Edith is the founder of “Youth Speak”, a Facebook page for motivation and personal development. She has strong skills in advocacy and strategic communication, research and fundraising, web content management and social media. Edith has also worked in Education for All, Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, Good Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights, and Disability Awareness. She is strongly devoted to social inclusion of vulnerable people, gender equality and youth empowerment.

Host: Transparency & Accountability Initiative

Fellow Role at Transparency & Accountability Initiative:
Edith will work as a Communications & Operations Fellow to bring together leading international funders of transparency work. She will share knowledge and report for and with donor members, communicate knowledge products and activities, and raise the profile of TAI its members' programming on good governance.

Ehsan Gul, 27, Lahore, Pakistan (HOST: International Youth Foundation)

Ehsan is a sustainability enthusiast with a masters in Sustainability (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management) from the University of Nottingham, UK. He holds a Bachelors in Environmental Sciences from Pakistan and has completed an exchange semester at SUNY Plattsburgh USA with mention on the Dean’s list. Ehsan shoots for the stars and is constantly thinking about new methods to generate effective engagement opportunities for the 1.8 billion global youth, rethinking the global Agenda 2030 of ‘leaving no one behind’. He has served as a youth member on UNDP’s panel for development of National Human Development Report 2016 in Pakistan and has been involved in over six social development projects in Pakistan in different capacities during his work at NUR Foundation for 3 years. He currently works as Technical Services Manager at Punjab Public Health Agency, Pakistan. He is also the module convenor for developing minimum viable product course at Startup School, MIT Enterprise Forum, Pakistan. Ehsan has also co-founded a social enterprise called, the Green Box; it is a youth led global think tank aiming to contribute towards creating routine attitudes, values and actions for sustainable development. The world is committed to achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. Through Green Box, he wants to ensure that people acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, global citizenship, and appreciation of culture’s contribution to sustainable development. He plan to do this all in a very unconventional manner!

Host: International Youth Foundation

Fellow Role at International Youth Foundation:
Ehsan will work collaboratively with YouthActionNet team to support research and learning content development as well as the co-design of a new global initiative. He will gain a deeper understanding of the global social entrepreneurship, youth-led civil society, and youth advocacy sectors in addition to supporting a new global initiative focused on engaging the next generation of young people in demanding and delivering Sustainable Development Goals.

Giana Andonini, 30, Curitiba, Brazil (HOST: Women's Alliance for Knowledge Exchange)

Giana is a hands-on professional with 8+ years experience working with Communications and Project Management in Social Sector organizations from Brazil, U.S. and Spain. Giana holds a Bachelor degree in Social Communications from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil) and a Post Certificate Course degree in Social Innovation Management, from Amani Institute. Giana is currently studying a Master in Strategy and Technology for Development at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and working as project manager at Fundación Tomillo (Madrid). While Brazil is her home, she has been living for the past year in Spain and has lived for some time in Bolivia while volunteering at Proyecto Martadero. Giana was as a scout team leader, president of AIESEC in Curitiba (Brazil) and had volunteered in other various NGOs. On a professional level, she has worked on social impact projects in different sectors: at a multinational company, a governmental organization, a non-profit foundation and a social enterprise. Giana has experience working as 'intrapreneur' twice: when implemented the Social Franchise ‘Projeto Pescar’ at the multinational company Dixie Toga S.A. and when implemented the initiative ‘Estudar Fora’ at Fundação Estudar, one of the main non-profit foundations that support Brazilian youth in their education. Her interests are related to Education, Social Innovation and Sustainability and her way of working is based on a mixture of empathy, action, and strategic thinking. See more at www.gianaandonini.com

Host: Women's Alliance for Knowledge Exchange

Fellow Role at Women's Alliance for Knowledge Exchange:
Giana will work as a Strategic Planning & Marketing Fellow to contribute to the development of essential marketing materials and marketing campaigns that will help WAKE achieve organizational sustainability, partnership development, outreach and impact.

Hira Saeed, 26, Karachi, Pakistan

Born in a middle-class family in Karachi, Pakistan, Hira used to envy the life of bankers. The lavish branches chilled with ACs, shiny cars and home loans just for using computers all day. Wow! After completing the Intermediate, she got all excited to study chartered accountancy. Unfortunately, life had other plans and her family couldn’t arrange the fee. She got the talent farming scholarship, completed her business administration degree and won Gold. That’s where she found her Entrepreneurship gut. She was 18 when she started a business of organizing training on career-counseling. It failed and she entered into the corporate world (unwillingly). Writing has always been her passion, be it a personal diary, or an exam. The words flow as she takes out the pen. As her first internship, she stepped into the world of digital and started making social media strategies for them and her unique selling proposition was still her ‘words’. Tech industry embraced her talent like no other thing and she got recognized by many local and international companies because of her exceptional work. Fast forward to 5 years, she is currently a Tech Journalist writing for multiple top-tier tech publications including VentureBeat, TheNextWeb and Entrepreneur.com. She also heads blog and media for Coinschedule.com, a leading ICO listing the company in the UK. She is also the facilitator of Startup Weekend Karachi. In local sphere, Hira is famous has a tech evangelist and a public speaker involved in digital skills penetration and bringing inclusivity in the tech industry. She founded of a copywriting agency, Digital Doers and a closed community, Tech Geeks Pakistan where tech enthusiasts share their love for technology on one platform. She is also a certified Editor from IBA. Her website is www.hirasaeed.com

Humayun Nosheerwan, 30, Chakwal, Pakistan (HOST: LearnLaunch)

Humayun Nosheerwan is an international development professional, social entrepreneur, marketing and PR professional, social media activist, freelance photographer and artist. He has more than 8 years of dynamic work experience of handling different aspects related to nonprofit organizations and corporate sector. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in International Development Studies from IQRA University, Islamabad and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialization in Marketing from International Islamic University, Islamabad.​ After graduating with a university degree in Business Management, Humayun co-founded and launched 4 business start-ups, in addition to several small-scale social entrepreneurship projects. Since early 2016, he has played a leadership role in Javan Jazba Foundation (JJF), a youth-led and youth-focused community based organization dedicated to creating a fairer and more empowered society. Javan Jazba, translated to"Passion of the Youth", currently has more than 100 trained volunteers working with donors, partners, and elders of the local community to promote micro social entrepreneurship initiatives for youth empowerment. Apart from that, Humayun has multiple years of experience of working directly and raising awareness about some of the most critical and important issues facing Pakistan today, such as youth development, education, environment/ecology, economic development, and the role of art/music in promoting peace and understanding. Humayun is passionate to use his academic knowledge and work experience of business enterprise and nonprofit sector to promote social entrepreneurship in Pakistan and help bring a radical change in the country.

Host: LearnLaunch

Fellow Role at LearnLaunch:
Humayun will work in the growing sector of the education technology ecosystem, combining support for the accelerator program activities and development of a knowledge database that would enable scalable programing and resource deployment.

Ishaq Zaighum, 27, Lahore, Pakistan (HOST: Seed Spot)

Ishaq has over five years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned two Master's of Science degrees in Project Management and Applied Statistics from the University of Management and Technology in Pakistan. He earned a Rector’s Award for scoring four out of four GPA during his MS in Applied Statistics. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Statistics from Government College University in Lahore, Pakistan with a Gold Medal for securing first position in the class. While working as a Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst with Chemonics International Inc. in Pakistan under the USAID-funded Punjab Enabling Environment Project for more than two years, he worked to measure the impact of policy interventions made for the economic growth in the Agribusiness sector of Punjab. Ishaq has also worked with USAID funded Pakistan Firms Project implemented by Chemonics International Inc. as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for more than two years that focused on accelerating sales and creating jobs in the targeted value chains of Agriculture and Industry sectors. Through these experiences, he developed strong monitoring and evaluation, project management and data analysis skills. Ishaq enjoys focusing on the areas of economic growth, women empowerment and gender equality, and has a strong passion for human and institutional capacity development initiatives.

Host: Seed Spot

Fellow Role at Seed Spot:
Ishaq will help design, collect, and track SEED SPOT measuring and evaluation work enabling more accurate and up to date data. Working with High Schools and SEED SPOT Communities across the country, he will help develop new modules and curriculum for Schools and Communities programs.

Komal Ashraf Syed, 29 (HOST: Microsoft)

Komal has seven years of experience in the technology and research sector, having earned a Bachelor’s and Master's degree in Computer Science from the Lahore University of Management Science. Her passion is educational technology, platforms, tools and techniques that leverage the power of the tech space to enhance educational learning outcomes both in academic and professional setting. She went onto to pursue a Master's degree in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard and worked as a Head Teaching fellow for the computer science department at Harvard. Most recently she has worked in various capacities in building globally implemented technology projects in various sectors like oil and gas, health, education, and airline industry both as a Project Manager and Technical Team lead. She is apart from doing technology consulting at various levels also teaching undergraduate courses in game development and mobile application design at the local university and is involved in faculty training at the institute.Through these experiences, she has developed a strong understanding of what it takes to build teams and the kind of training that is required for building efficient systems. She enjoys excellent research and problem solving skills learned through a number of years of research in academic institutes and the corporate world. She thrives at a good challenge in technology and education space, and has a strong passion for youth and student empowerment through the use of technology and connectivity, believing it to be the way for providing equal opportunities for all. Her current research interests lie in building cheap reliable hardware and software solutions for developing countries' students that do not have access to the resources to work in the development sector and is looking towards tech giants to lower the cost of access to development tools and platforms available.

Host: Microsoft

Fellow Role at Microsoft:
Working as a Cloud Solution Architect Fellow, Komal will support the Cloud Solution Architecture team to drive the deployment of the Airband partner workloads into Azure, increasing their consumption of the platform by providing deployment guidance and supporting development of the partners’ cloud adoption model.

Mahak Ali, 27, Islamabad, Pakistan (HOST: Teach For All)

Mahak has five years of experience in engaging talent for sustainable organizational performance through capacity building initiatives focused on women and youth empowerment for energy and financial sector of Pakistan. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Computers and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad. At USAID-Training for Pakistan Project, she worked on capacity building needs assessments to highlight technical areas which will contribute towards new global practices, challenges and developmental needs in line with Pakistan’s regional pacts. She successfully initiated and implemented 18 training programs focusing on financial management, cyber security, leadership and communication to achieve international best practices for sustainable organizational development. She has worked closely with young leaders from energy and financial sectors to enhance their capacities in areas promoting innovation to help strengthen long-term results. During the implementation of training programs, she also facilitated successful implementation of two courses by USACE for climate and water experts resulting in introduction of new simulation tools for effective management of the overall Indus River Basin. She also worked with ITCILO in organizing a Works Procurement Management course based on Pakistani needs which was later introduced as a regular course at Pakistan Audit and Accounts Academy, Lahore. Previously in 2013, she implemented a nation-wide USAID-Energy Internship Program for youth belonging from underdeveloped areas of Pakistan and it successfully increased women participation from 2% to 9% at Thermal and Hydro Power Plants of Pakistan. The program helped her draft the Gender Strategy for ministries of Pakistan; strategy detailed inclusion of more women in the energy sector in technical areas. She has been voluntarily working with a postpartum self-help group for endorsing mother-child health awareness campaign. All these experiences have developed her working knowledge in program development and implementation, stakeholder liaison and strategic planning for effective project management.

Host: Teach For All

Fellow Role at Teach For All:
Mahak will play a key role in helping build an influential network of champions for the MENA region (Middle East, North Africa) and provide critical behind the scenes support to early stage entrepreneurs seeking to join the Teach For All network.

Margaret Chambeshi, 32, Kitwe, Zambia (HOST: RestoreNYC)

Margaret is a 33 years old Zambian female citizen born in Kitwe, Zambia. She has 11 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. 3 years of volunteerism and 8 years different positions of full time contracts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies from Zambian Open University, Post-graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Cavendish University-Zambia and Diploma in Social Work both from University of Zambia. Margaret works as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning officer for the USAID funded Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP)/DREAMS Initiative based in Choma, Southern Province of Zambia. She supports the organization in ensuring a functional monitoring and evaluation systems. Her main responsibilities are; to ensure data is collected from service delivery points, analyzed and reported according to organizational and donor requirements, data quality audits, identifying success stories for organizational learning. From August 2014 to November 2016 she worked for Women and Law in Southern Africa - Zambia as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Lusaka province. She contributed to Women and Law in Southern Zambia’s mission to contribute to socio-economic, political and legal advancement for women. Achieved through a collaborative, strategic action oriented research in the social and legal field; lobbying for legal reform and policy, changes on laws and practices which discriminate and disadvantage women and children. Her responsibilities were to assist programs with planning, manage programs information systems, conduct reviews of performance against targets, identifying and addressing implementation challenges, documenting lessons learned and most-significant success stories lastly oversee the entire organisational Monitoring and Evaluation system and participate in baseline studies. Margaret has acquired skills in activity scheduling and tracking, design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation plans and Reproductive and Sexual health. Margaret is passionate about women and children's rights, Gender, HIV/AIDS and Disability issues.

Host: RestoreNYC

Fellow Role at RestoreNYC:
Working as an Impact Manager, Margaret will lead Restore’s team in its outcomes model and tracking across client services, housing, and economic empowerment programs. She will refine Restore’s impact infrastructure including manuals and processes, ensure effective implementation of impact activities, and analyze data and communicate results of findings to diverse stakeholders.

Muhammad Abdullah Arshad, 28, Lahore, Pakistan (HOST: BronxWorks)

Muhammad has five years of experience mostly in education sector specifically Technical and Vocational education. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Marketing from Lahore School of Economics and Bachelor's of Law LLB from University of the Punjab. He has been appointed as a CEO of City and Guilds International in Pakistan. While working at C&G International as a Quality Assurance Manager he has successfully managed to implement the best quality and compliance practices, which has elevated the brand reputation of the organization in Pakistan, and a program of 3000 students, 15 Master trainers of Culinary Arts and Patisserie Qualification was agreed between the Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority Punjab for one year. Previously, he has worked with Information Technology University, Punjab as an Outreach and Linkages Associate and helped the technical team to develop an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system to find jobs for marginalized people and post jobs by the industries, it was backed by a research at the grass root level and a baseline survey. Also, during his job he has disbursed vouchers to Training Service Providers (TSPs) and apprentices for apprenticeship training to 1300 trainees over six months period. He has also worked at USAID Chemonics International at Procurement Department and developed robust procurement skills during 6 months period. During his work he has experienced following issues in the country; lack of skilled education, poverty, hunger, homelessness, women empowerment, youth development. Through his experiences, Abdullah has established a strong implementation and coordination skills, training and development, education management, marketing, business development, communication skills and outreach and creating linkages skills. He is passionate to work for skills development and encourage people to develop skills for themselves, businesses and eventually for the economy.

Host: BronxWorks

Fellow Role at BronxWorks:
Muhammad will act as the CQI Coordinator and will be responsible for tracking and assuring that business transactions are properly supported and recorded for various regulatory requirements. He will will work with the CQI team to understand key performance indicators and program metrics, conduct internal program audits, and present metric reports at inter-agency and internal meetings.

Ons Ziadia, 24, Menzel Temime, Tunisia (HOST: Atlas Corps)

Ons has over four years of experience in the nonprofit sector, earned a Master’s degree in English and International Relations, and a Bachelor’s degree in the English Language, Literature, and Civilization given by honors from the High Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis. While working as a Space Manager of Synergy, Ons was in charge of connecting a global community of youth, business leaders and decisions makers with the aim of implementing innovative impact strategic projects in the context of the democratic transition and social change. In partnership with Mercy Corps Tunisia and the International Institute of Debate, Ons planned leadership programs and hosted capacity building workshops and debate training sessions delivered to a network of students and recent graduates. Previously, Ons worked as the regional coordinator of Unleash Tunisia Venture Bus (UTVB) under the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) funded entrepreneurship programs to spread startup mentality and to promote social business all across Tunisia. Ons has also volunteered extensively in various International Organizations, first in the world's largest youth-led nonprofit AIESEC both in Tunisia and in Romania where she assisted leadership and entrepreneurship exchange programs, and as a student activism coordinator with Amnesty International with the aim of addressing the social issues among women. Ons was also selected to take part of social innovation programs such as Social Innovators for Tunisia, which is a collaboration between the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and EL Space, and Open Startup Tunisia in partnership with Columbia Engineering and Business School. Through these experiences, she developed strong project coordination and implementation skills, public speaking, leadership, reporting, event planning, social innovation, communication and marketing. Ons is fluent in English, Arabic, French and German and has a strong passion for youth employment, social change and leadership development.

Host: Atlas Corps

Fellow Role at Atlas Corps:
Ons will act as the Training Manager responsible for managing the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab (GLL), a training program for rising global nonprofit leaders participating in the Atlas Corps Fellowship. This includes logistical arrangements, coordination of staff and speakers, and ensuring an excellent experience for staff, speakers, and Fellow-participants.

Sihah Sheikh, 30, Islamabad, Pakistan (HOST: Enterprise Center)

Sihah is young tech entrepreneur from Pakistan, equipped with a strong command of business with a track record of proven success. She completed her graduation in Business Administration and IT Management in 2009. She was recently selected among top ten female entrepreneurs in Pakistan by “Be Your Own Boss” – online blog. She is first female graduate of Founder Institute Pakistan, also awarded as ‘Top Founder’ from Founder Institute Islamabad. She loves adventure sports, she was the president of the sports club and Chief Editor at her university. Her entrepreneurial journey began when she launched Solugix (www.solugix.com) in 2013, providing IT solutions to small and medium companies worldwide. Her first company is successfully running and funding her second startup Rise Mom (www.risemom.com). Rise Mom is established to empower working mothers, it assist working women by keeping them remotely connected with their children while they are at work. She have been participating in diverse panels as a panelist, at UNIDO, UNICEF, Higher Education Commission, U.S. Embassy, Startup Expo, National Incubation Center, Founder Institute etc, and have been the speaker to multiple local, and national events. She was selected among 5 delegates from Pakistan to represent her country in Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2018, in Hyderabad, India and her story was covered by Daccan Chronicle, most read newspaper in major states of India and siasat.com, BBC Urdu, and couple of other newspapers. Her name was mentioned by Govt of Pakistan in the video tribute to young female entrepreneur in Pakistan on women’s day 2018. More generally, Sihah aspires to promote female entrepreneurship in Pakistan and empower working mothers. She dreamed of building a company of her own from a young age and with its’ fulfillment she now aims to continue managing startups, mentoring founders and inspiring women to be independent and self-sufficient.

Host: Enterprise Center

Fellow Role at the Enterprise Center:
Sihah will develop, design, and deliver cross-functional collaboration and partnership content for The Grit Life, an entrepreneurial focused internet radio station. She will assist in the execution of small business development communication strategies for internal and external outreach, working off of the organizations three pillars - business, capital and community.

Syed Aman Ali, 33, Punjab, Pakistan (HOST: Frontier Design Group, LLC)

Aman is a Monitoring and Evaluation professional with expertise in evaluations, quantitative and qualitative research, assessments, surveys, studies, and report writing with more than eight years experience in government, private, and development sector organizations. He holds an MPA with majors in Evaluation from University of the Punjab, Pakistan, and an MBA in Finance from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. The passion for evaluation is reflected in his published work that he had presented at mega international conferences across three regions; Mexico, Uganda, and Thailand. He is a founding board member of Pakistan Evaluation Association (PEA) – an organization established with a vision to transform evaluation culture by impacting lives of millions in Pakistan. He has served as M&E Specialist in a provincial ministry, and in one of the world’s leading development consulting company for a USAID grant. For initial five years in his professional career, he served at IFRC, Nai Zindagi – a national NGO, and BRAC, where he created impact on lives of vulnerable segments of society. Over the years, Aman has monitored and evaluated projects of different donors including; USAID, World Bank, Red Cross, Government of the Punjab, and BRAC through which he has developed skills in M&E, assessments, reporting, and data management. He enjoys working with multicultural and diverse organizations, and has a strong passion for serving in governance, public health, disaster emergencies, and conflict affected communities.

Host: Frontier Design Group, LLC

Fellow Role at Frontier Design Group, LLC:
Aman will apply his regional and functional expertise to help the firm achieve its business development targets in the national security space. He will help guide a high-profile development client’s strategic planning process in Pakistan and contribute to Frontier’s additional work streams at the nexus between national security and cost effectiveness, systems practice, and design thinking.

Tahir Jahangir, 31, Karachi, Pakistan (HOST: Eat Offbeat)

Tahir is a meticulous resource who started his professional career when he was 16.5 years old only, initially working as a sales man in an upscale department store, he was offered a job as a human resource professional in an established IT firm operating out of UK. Tahir spent almost 3 years with the firm learning human resources operations, he then moved on to another firm and was working in HR & OD. At this point he had gathered around 5 years of HR experience and was then offered a position as Manager HR & OD in one of the largest used Japanese car company operating from Yokohama, Japan. In this job, Tahir expanded the company from 30 people up to 700+ people in a span of 3 years. He was driven with the passion to prove himself as a manager and hence was instrumental in ensuring that the company reached new heights in terms of profits. Tahir has a blend of people management skills, developing people using leadership pipeline method, entire spectrum of human resources management and organizational development. After succeeding with the assignment at the Japanese company he was appointed as Head of Human Resources of a local group dealing in food industry, Tahir developed entire HR systems and Training areas and at the same time worked in a parallel role as Franchising head for the same. After spending 2 years with the mentioned company he was offered a role as Head of HR at a multinational microfinance bank, he served for 1 year and now is pursuing his passion as an entrepreneur. Tahir has a master’s degree in political sciences and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in HR & organizational psychology from IOBM, hence overall he has 13+ years of working experience and complemented qualifications.

Host: Eat Offbeat

Fellow Role at Eat Offbeat:
Tahir will help Eat Offbeat develop procedures crucial HR processes to ensure an outstanding employee experience and allow for healthy scaling. He will implement those procedures in NYC and examine ways to translate them to other contexts as the company scales.

Victor Akumu, 30, Nairobi, Kenya (HOST: Aga Khan Foundation)

Victor has two years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences from Moi University in Kenya. While working as a Digital Engagement Officer with Yetu Initiative in Kenya, a USAID and Aga Khan Foundation funded project, he helped build capacity of Kenyan nonprofit in local resource mobilisation using digital platforms. Previously, Victor worked as a Digital Freelance Consultant where he helped organizations get online visibility, and build their brands online. Victor has volunteered with several nonprofits in helping them leverage on digital platforms for fundraising, community mobilization and dissemination of information. Through these experiences, he has developed skills in communication and local resource mobilization. Victor has a passion for helping nonprofits better leverage on digital platforms, in areas of communication and local resource mobilization.

Host: Aga Khan Foundation

Fellow Role at Aga Khan Foundation:
Victor will act as a Strategic Communications and Programs Outreach Fellow, gaining experience in developing content and using graphic design skills for programs, policy engagement, media campaigns and events.

Victor Anyebe, 32, Nigeria, (Host: San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium)

Victor is a Public health professional with 6 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. He earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Jos in Nigeria. Victor currently works as the Active Case Finding Coordinator at KNCV Tuberculosis foundation, a Netherlands based international organization providing technical assistance to countries on Tuberculosis control and eradication. He leads a USAID-funded TB case finding intervention across communities and key populations in Nigeria known as WOW (Wellness on Wheels) which uses a mobile clinic platform in identifying and linking diagnosed TB patients to free treatment through innovative screening and diagnostic methods. Prior to this, Victor coordinated two NIH research projects (ISTAR and mHealth) in Benue while working with Caritas Nigeria where congregation based approaches to prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV were implemented with outstanding results achieved. Victor has experience in research, institutional capacity building and project management. He believes that through evidence, solutions can be provided to public health challenges, women and gender issues as well as leadership development. Victor is optimistic that the efficient use of data in designing public health interventions and health policy will ensure sustainability and overall improvement in health systems across Africa.

Host: San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium

Fellow role at San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium:
Victor will serve as a SFCCC a Health Care Data Analytics and Strategy Fellow who will help develop a data strategy and streamline the processes used to collect, store, analyze, and report data. He will The work with partners to develop usable reports and validate the data used to deliver high quality health care to the most vulnerable residents of San Francisco.

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