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SPEAKER AT AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2018

PARTICIPATING IN AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2018

AFSHAN KHAN

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, 

EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA, UNICEF 

Throughout her career, Afshan Khan’s work has brought individuals, organisations, and states together in pursuit of common goals to improve the lives of those most vulnerable. Her extensive experience includes leading UNICEF’s office of emergency operations and helping women in countries affected by war and conflict rebuild their lives. On several occasions, her vision of improving the lives of children everywhere has led her on field assignments in countries such as Kenya and Colombia. Consequently, following her vision has given Afshan Khan experience spanning from field work to strategic planning and fundraising. 

UNICEF  

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential. Among other areas, UNICEF promotes education, health, and protection from violence for all children. Founded in 1946, they work with a long list of partners such as civil society groups, companies, and governments to achieve these vital objectives.

PROFILE

Regional Director, Europe & Central Asia, UNICEF
2017 – Present

 

Director of Emergency Programmes, UNICEF 
2014 – 2017

 

Director of Emergency Programmes, UNICEF  
2012 – 2014

 

CEO, Women for Women International 
2008 – 2012

 

Director of Public-Sector Alliances & Resource Mobilization, UNICEF 
2006 – 2008

 

Associate Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa, UNICEF
2006 – 2008

 

MSc in Public Policy, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies
2001

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