E1S1 – Art of communication

E1S1 - Art of communication

Yumna has over 12 years of experience in the development sector, in areas of program development, project management, research and communications. She completed her master’s degree in public policy and governance in 2019, from Australian National University, Canberra, under the Australia Award Scholarship Program. She is a fellow of the Legislative Fellowship Program for India and Pakistan, organized by the U.S. Department of State, for policy makers and development practioners.

She is currently the head of program development unit (PDU) at a humanitarian organization, overseeing program development & fund raising on gender, disabilities, and disaster management and food security.

Prior to joining CWSA, she worked as a consultant with Rozan and UNWOMEN, as lead researcher on assessment of vocational programs for women in shelter homes and prisons, in Pakistan. Previously she has worked in different NGOs such as Akhtar Hameed Khan Resource (AHKRC), Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE) and LEAD Pakistan working in areas of health, climate change and rule of law.

She has also been affiliated with Radio Pakistan since 2010, working for Planet 94 and FM101 radio station as a radio host, voice over artist and content writer, hosting shows on literature, art and social issues.

She is also a trainer in communications and leadership. Currently she is the lead trainer and mentor for a non-profit initiative called Girls4Girls Pakistan.

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