Feb 16 Hina Tallat on Development in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan: Gender Perspective

Development in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan: A Gender Perspective

Thursday, February 16 at 12:30pm to 1:30 pm
HHH 110 (Andreas Theater
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA) presents a unique challenge for development practitioners and government of Pakistan because of its administrative structure which is different than the rest of the country, its geopolitical significance, its unique tribal cultural challenges, and its unique set of gender-related problems. Through a case study entitled "Governance Support Project" which is an outcome of the post-crisis needs assessment, Ms. Tallat will share her personal experience of challenges and way forward at the Planning and Development Department FATA, Government of Pakistan.

Ms. Hina Tillat is a Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. She has a Master of Development Studies from University of Melbourne, Australia and M.Sc Psychology from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. She has worked on various positions and with different organizations and agencies in Pakistan and Australia spanning over 10 years, including the World Bank, USAID, European Union and UNICEF; government departments such as the FATA Secretariat, educational institutions like Melbourne University and Institute of Management Sciences, and INGOs like International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, Oxfam Australia and lastly with Coffey International. Her work involves diverse and interdisciplinary thematic areas like education, gender and women empowerment, livelihoods,child protection, peace development and governance, and policy analyses. She was also the recipient of an Australian Development Scholarship (2011-2012). During her fellowship year (2016-2017) at Humphrey School, she intends to learn skills in policy analyses and practices in the U.S. as well as the theory underpinning it.
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