Nausher is a social development practitioner with rich global experience. His work focuses on addressing food insecurity amongst underserved communities by providing nutritious and culturally familiar food. He also leads strategic partnership development for Red Rabbit; the largest American black-owned school food service organization. His earlier work was focused on international education and financial inclusion in Chile and Pakistan. Nausher’s approach to social development leverages human-centered design with the aim of creating equitable systems. He serves on the board of the National Farm to School Network, USA. Nausher holds a BA in Political Science from York University, Toronto, and an MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University USA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Former RAH CEO
Fauzia Viqar is an internationally recognized expert and visionary leader on gender issues in development. She specializes in women’s empowerment with a focus on policy/legislative review and reform and has vast experience of working with government and civil society organizations in Canada and Pakistan. Her diverse experience at the local and international level has helped her to establish the Rah Center for Management and Development. Fauzia was appointed by the Punjab government as the first chairperson of the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women. Under her leadership, the Commission developed a gender management information system, started publishing annual gender parity reports for the province, and launched a telephone helpline for women to report abuse.
In addition to advising the Government of Punjab, she evolved her professional journey as an advisor to diverse clients from governments to development bodies and private sector on multiple areas that align with her core expertise and passion. She has been an active advisor for multiple projects such as the, Sub-National Governance Programme-II in which she was the lead advisor on accountability and inclusion. This programme aimed to improve government’s management of its public finances and thereby the provision of basic services for the poorest, and the most vulnerable, including women, girls and people with disabilities. She was also the consultant for UN Women Gender Responsive Budgeting project which aimed to support government’s capacity building to engender the budgeting frameworks and to provide technical support to Ministry of Finance in generating gender disaggregated data. She has also worked as the advocacy director for the non-profit organisation Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre from 2010 to 2014. Her advocacy efforts at the organisation included work on honour killings and domestic violence.