Founders

Hira Hafeez Ur Rehman

Hira Hafeez Ur Rehman, 26, is a co-founder of Youth Dividend. Her main interest and focus is to enhance youth participation in decision-making processes through community dialogue and online collaboration.  Hira has over 6 years work experience working with International development agencies, corporations and NGOs. In particular she worked with UNDP Governance, Poverty Reduction portfolio providing technical expertise in program design, implementation, management, multistakeholder engagement and policy advocacy. At UNFPA, she led the Youth Advisory Panel in Pakistan and advocated for youth focused programs and policies globally. Through her consulting experience she has developed community service learning program for young people in Russia, developed ICT and reproductive health e-learning platform in Pakistan, analyzed sustainability of a base of the pyramid program for a pharmaceutical company in India, and developed volunteer engagement strategy for a leading INGO. She is also engaged with AIESEC and MY World Campaign advocate for young women participation in Post-MDGs agenda.

Hira hopes to utilize her education and experience to create sustainable social business models using ICT4D solutions for young people in developing countries. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Cornell University, a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in Economics from Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan. Hira is currently working with UNICEF Pakistan.

Hajra Hafeez Ur Rehman

Hajra has over 5 years of work experience with International development agencies, and NGOs. She is currently working with UNICEF Ethiopia to operationalize multisectoral nutrition in the country.

Her experience and skills span broadly, including applied developmental work, and developing and directing a Youth NGO in Pakistan and globally. She conducted research related to Gender, HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Ante-Natal Care, Smallholder farmers and Millennium Development Goals, and has conducted Environmental Impact Assessments. She has worked with NGOs (CARE International, AIESEC in Pakistan), bilateral and multilateral agencies (SIDA, CIDA, UNDP) with a focus on developing and implementing program assessments, monitoring, evaluation and surveillance in relation to the areas of HIV/AIDS, Gender, Youth, Communications,  Millennium  Development Goals, among others. These various assignments brought her to work in the USA (including Hawaii), Vietnam., Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Kenya.

Hajra received a Masters in Public Administration from Cornell University in 2013 and a Masters in Business Administration from the Lahore School of Economics in Pakistan.

Our Mission

"To contribute to education, advocacy and training using innovative approaches and engaging professionals and young people to expand the knowledge base in the fields of international development"

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