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Abir Ahmed is an international development professional and a former journalist. Over the years, she has worked extensively on issues of women & child rights, climate change and education. As partnerships manager at The Better India, Abir currently leads impact focused national-level programs.
She is recognised as top 100 Young Women Leaders from 5 countries by the British Council under the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Women Leadership Project.
While pursuing MSc in International Development from the University of Bristol in 2018, her active role in women’s rights groups earned her nomination under UK’s 100 Most Influential Black Minority Ethnic (BME) people. In the UK, Abir worked with African Initiatives, an organization empowering women and girls in Tanzania and Ghana to demand and exercise their rights. As a policy researcher with Every Woman Treaty, New York she also worked on an international treaty to prevent violence against women and girls worldwide.
In 2019, she along with her team at Child Rights and You helped in improving children’s learning outcomes through large-scale corporate partnerships.
Abir was trained as a journalist at Aligarh Muslim University in 2014. She reported ground-breaking stories for South-Asian media organizations. In 2011, she was also chosen as an International Climate Champion by the British Council.