Anjana Raza Head of Pakistan Programme
Anjana leads the design, development and growth of high impact Pakistan portfolios for Livelihoods, Mental Health and Education. She also manages our in country team and develops capacity for operationalising strategic programmatic solutions in a complex environment. Her ability to identify and leverage potential strengths and cross-sector partnerships has enabled the establishment of a multi-million pound Women’s’ Economic Empowerment Programme, drawing together not-for-profits, researchers and the private sector.
Anjana has over twenty years of experience in the development sector, working in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. Prior to joining the British Asian Trust, she was the Executive Director for Developments In Literacy in Pakistan, growing the organisation from a five member team to thirty-five. Earlier, Anjana managed complex interventions to respond to natural disasters, including design, delivery and grant funding for education and psychosocial programmes while working with CARE International. She has lived in Pakistan for most of her life before moving to the UK in 2011 and completed her BA in Politics & Art from Mount Holyoke College, USA and her MA in Education Policy from UCL Institute of Education, London.