Nilofar Sakhi

Nilofar Sakhi

Nilofar Sakhi has been Afghanistan analyst, researching and managing a wide range of development and governance programs including human security, women rights, democracy, civil society, higher education and private sector development.

Sakhi has years of experience working with American University of Afghanistan as an executive director where she designed and managed strategies and programs for women inclusion in private sector. Prior in her move to private sector she worked with Soros Foundation- Afghanistan office as a country director where she developed strategies and budget, and supervised the entire programmatic activities of the organization. In this capacity she worked with civil society organizations to develop their skills on issues relevant to good governance (civil society role on EITI), media freedom, women rights and civic participation.

Nilofar Sakhi is a founder of first women civil society organization (WASSA) in the western region of Afghanistan. She is also the founder of first women radio station in Herat, Afghanistan.

Sakhi is a Fulbright scholar. She also remained as visiting fellow at National Endowment for Democracy and Columbia University.

Nilofar Sakhi is a PHD candidate at George Mason University. She is graduated from SIAS of Johns Hopkins University as a Master of International Public Policy. She also has a second graduate degree from Eastern Mennonite university on Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding.

She has been a speaker in variety of international summits and conferences and a regular commentator in the local and international media.