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PVBLIC Foundation Hires Global Program Director

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

Lubna Sayed Qadri joins PVBLIC in this new role to help manage the foundation's expanding portfolio of impact programs

NEW YORK, USA, February 1, 2021 / Lubna Sayed Qadri joins PVBLIC Foundation as Global Program Director. She will report to PVBLIC President Stephen Keppel and provide general management support to PVBLIC’s Senior Team.

Lubna is a passionate and dynamic leader who has worked with diverse multi-stakeholders to strengthen networks and individuals through campaigning, advocacy, networking, partnership, capacity-building and alliances at sub-national, national, regional and international levels. She comes to PVBLIC with high-level experience working on campaigns focused on the environment and the sustainable development agenda. She has engaged in building partnerships with donors, high-level contacts, and UN-system to meet the global goals.

We're extremely excited to have Lubna join the PVBLIC Foundation team. She brings global experience on the SDGs and a strong track record of execution, said PVBLIC President Stephen Keppel.

Lubna was previously National Campaign Coordinator of Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, one of the largest civil society network of India comprising of 3500+ organizations, which reviews domestic and international commitments of the Government. The coalition ensures that the concerns of socially excluded communities are mainstreamed across the programs, policies, and development of goals of the government. She co-led the civil society segment on India VNR – 2020 based on 14 national consultations with vulnerable population groups.

At the beginning of her career she worked with Aga Khan Development Network on cultural heritage projects and with Access to Data network.

Lubna is on the board of various organizations including the International Open Network which aims to strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development. She has been acknowledged at various forums on the SDGs including UN in India, UN-HLPF and other regional forums. She has represented issues of Kashmir at various forums including World Human Rights Cities Forum, World Peace Forum and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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