Farah Kabir

Farah Kabir has been working in the field of development and research for over 2 decades.  She has research experience and a host of publications, especially on Women in Politics and Gender & Climate to her credit. At present, she is working as the Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh since June 2007. She won the "Nawab Ali Chowdhury National Award in 2012" for her significant contribution to women's empowerment in Bangladesh. Farah has worked with the British Council for close to ten years both in Bangladesh and the UK. She is an active member of many professional societies namely the UCEP General Assembly; the Board of Trustees for Zero Tolerance, Scotland; the Climate Action Network, South Asia, and many other notable organizations. Over the past decade, she has built “Happy Home”, a safe home for 150 girls. Her leadership and determination led ActionAid to win the UN Sasakawa Award for disaster risk reduction and the Momentum for Change 2013.