Meghna Chakraborty

Meghna is a Water Management professional and a Development Communication expert holding a cumulative experience of more than 10 years. She has made a mark in the policy sector through her work in Implementation and Communication of policies and programs for top government agencies in India including flagship projects conceived by the Hon. Prime Minister of India such as the Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission), NITI Aayog (erstwhile Planning Commission of India), Government of India and UNICEF India. Meghna also holds international experience of working in the African continent through assignments in a significant networking role including Consulting for the Federal Government of Nigeria. She was one of the 20 Junior Rapporteurs selected from worldwide to rapporteur onsite for the World Water Week 2023 organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Meghna is an advocate for gender rights in WASH and actively works to promote women’s contributions in achieving SDG 6. 
Tabeer Riaz holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and Management from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden. During her masters, her research revolved around investigating the behavioral patterns related to sustainable water resource management, with a specific focus on developing countries. In addition to her academic achievements, she actively contributed to research and teaching roles. She served as a Research Assistant at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Sweden and served as a Teaching Assistant at SLU. Before pursuing a master's degree, Tabeer dedicated approximately five years to research roles in  Pakistan. During this time, she collaborated with various international and national organizations, including the Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), the Centre for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Her academic pursuits and professional experience are reflective of her interest in topics such as water resource management, sustainable development, agricultural development, food system, and food security.

Tabeer Riaz


Monisha Tasnim

Monisha Tasnim is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Earth Science at Uppsala University, Sweden, with a keen interest in physical geography, hydrology, sustainability, GIS, and climate change. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Geography and Environment from Bangladesh. During her trainee program at Sustainergies Academy in Stockholm, Monisha addressed sustainability challenges with companies like Grant Thornton, Arwidsro, and Atkins. In her current role as a Corporate Climate Change Intern at GoClimate in Sweden, she focuses on climate change mitigation and ensuring that data aligns with climate responsibility and GHG protocol principles. Her experiences as a Research Assistant in Bangladesh continue to inspire her to drive positive change in the development sector.

Humnah Fayyaz

Humnah Fayyaz is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Climate, Land Use, and Ecosystem Services at AgroParisTech in Paris. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Agribusiness Management from the University of Karachi in Pakistan, and her academic journey also includes an associate degree in Psychology and Behaviour Sciences. Her master’s research thesis is centered on understanding the impact of climate change on water resources and devising strategies for its integration into National Action Plans. During her time at the Global Water Partnership, she played a pivotal role in the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme, collaborating closely with the United Nations Environment Programme and Cap-Net for the SDG 6.5.1 IWRM Stage 1 reporting process. Furthermore, Humnah contributed her expertise to a project in partnership with the Ville de Paris, investigating the dietary implications of low carbon diets on GHG emissions. Her passionate advocacy for gender equity and inclusivity is evident through her involvement in various movements and non-profit organisations dedicated to promoting women’s rights to education and healthcare in Pakistan. She has also partnered with the US Consulate General in Karachi in pursuit of this noble cause. Humnah’s diverse interests and extensive professional experience continue to drive her to inspire positive change in the development sector

Country Representives:

Sayeda Rahimi

Country Representative (Afganistan)
Sayeda Rahimi holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan. Currently, she is working as an independent researcher with more focus on the situation of Afghanistan in different sectors including economics, climate change and water. She initiated the Afghan Youth to Progress to empower Afghan youth special girls. She worked with different NGOs including the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), Afghan Women News Agency (AWNA) and other organs. She was selected as the Pak-Afghan Youth Ambassador by the Afghan Studies Center (ASC).