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Nasrin Rafiq

Director, Afghanistan

Nasrin Rafiq serves as Director, Afghanistan. She has been the head of program in Kabul since 2006.  Nasrin has held roles with the UN World Food Program (WFP), World Bank,  and also held managerial positions for Gender Mainstreaming Units of various organizations, including the USAID-funded Economic Growth and Governance Initiative (EGGI), and the USAID-funded FAIDA project. 

From 2002-2006, 396 women have completed the Women In Financial Sector internship program through the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF) in Kabul.  To date, over 75% of her internship program graduates have gained full-time jobs or internships with a variety of projects and financial organizations. 

Nasrin has extensive experience working with and on projects for women’s empowerment in diverse settings and under extremely fragile circumstances.  A natural leader and woman of resilience, quiet strength and conviction, Nasrin in a genuine leader and advocate for women and girls in Afghanistan, and globally. 

Nasrin studied language and literature at Faculty University in Kabul.