A role model for others in remote areas

Sajida Raza, 22, is a 3rd year medical student attending Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. She comes from the Chitral area in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan. It has no hospitals, only a few medical clinics, and it is often cut off from the rest of the world for months during winter.


STEM education Part 3: A powerful tool for women

With it’s potential to have a significant influence on the development of a more equal society, pursuing a STEM career in the digital age provides real possibilities for women across the world Elvire's pursuit of a doctorate in forest sciences comes from her passion for fighting climate change and her ambition to be a positive role model and flag bearer for women in science.


STEM education Part 1: A powerful tool for women

The STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—industries are at the forefront of the gender gap in the 21st century. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, the need for workers in STEM-related industries is exploding. Chahd Mazyan, a Palestinian medical student studying in Lebanon, is one such example of someone driving change in a STEM field.


Providing clean, sustainable energy to eradicate poverty

Zarrina Abdulalieva is a mid-career professional in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, who completed her studies at the LSE, UK, She returned to Tajikistan in early 2017, where she is with the World Bank, focused on the design and implementation of a comprehensive sustainable development strategy that addresses environmental challenges in an efficient and transparent manner. “Providing clean, sustainable energy is not only crucial to eradicate poverty but also to fight environmental problems such as global warming,” she states emphatically.


International Investment Agreements and good governance reform

Azernoosh is a dedicated 32-year-old pursuing her PhD in Globalization and International Economic Law at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. Originally from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azernoosh was born into a society that had just gone through a revolution and radical change in government. She has a passion for research, international relations, international economic law, and development.