Rabia Nusrat

Expert Network Expert of the Month – June 2018 Contributor

Rabia Nusrat is International Alert’s Regional Projects Manager for South Asia, and is currently overseeing and developing Alert’s work in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The focus of her work over the past 6 years with Alert has been on engaging with the business sector on peacebuilding, conflict-sensitive employment programmes, the role of diaspora social enterprises to support reconciliation efforts and conflict sensitive media reporting (with a focus on minority rights and religious extremism). She also has a keen interest in gender and violent extremism issues.
Before joining Alert, Rabia worked for British Asian Trust in London for 3 years, spearheading their work in Pakistan and managing their portfolio of education, health and livelihood projects in South Asia. Prior to joining the Trust, Rabia worked in Pakistan in the private and development sector, focusing in particular on education.

Rabia has an MSc in International Policy Analysis from the University of Bath and a BSc(Hons.) in Economics and Management from University of London.

Articles Authored

Challenges on trade routes between Afghanistan and Pakistan (1 June 2018) - Despite growing political tensions, Pakistan had remained Afghanistan’s largest trading partner until 2015. However, from 2016 onwards, Iran has taken over as the country’s key trading partner. Understanding, and addressing, challenges to trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan will help both governments to revive economic ties.