Hira has more than four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Hira holds two postgraduate degrees in Mass Communication and English Language and Literature from the National University of Modern Language in Pakistan. Her areas of expertise are advocacy, development communication, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, reporting and research. Since March 2010, she has worked with the Oxfam GB Pakistan Programme as a Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with the emergency response team. Previously, Hira worked with the Red Cross as a Program Officer where she was responsible for improving the quality of health, disaster risk reduction, and capacity-building programs by undertaking effective monitoring. Hira has also worked for UNDP Pakistan, where she streamlined knowledge management and developed a strategy to serve as a roadmap for knowledge-sharing. She ensured efficient utilization of knowledge-sharing tools and produced key research focusing on poverty, gender, environment, governance and crises prevention issues to serve as policy support for the government. She has also participated in UNICEF relief efforts

Host Organization: Service for Peace