Sumaira  Sagheer

Sumaira Sagheer

Senior communications specialist

Sumaira Sagheer is a senior communications specialist with more than 20 years’ experience of working on multi-disciplinary communications assignments in international development, humanitarian and conflict-sensitive regions. She has worked in technical, advisory and managerial roles, facilitating governance reforms and policy advocacy work in social protection, public financial management, rule of law, microfinance, gender, rural development, education, health, financial literacy, economic growth, water and sanitation, climate change, culture and creative industries - supported by the World Bank, ADB, FCDO, USAID, EU, UN agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, UNODC, UN Women), CIDA, SDC, GIZ, AKF, Save the Children and other international non-governmental organizations. Sumaira has specialized and extensive experience of working with the World Bank (since 2009) in the technical design and implementation of communications, community engagement, beneficiary outreach, social and behavioral change strategies and campaigns on social safety nets (conditional and unconditional cash transfer programs) in South Asia (Pakistan), Middle East (Yemen,) and East and Sub-Saharan African region (Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda). Sumaira is a Chevening Scholar with Masters in Global Media and Communications from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and interested in exploring the role of new media in democratization, citizen engagement, social entrepreneurship and open governments.