Jaf Shah

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"Jaf has worked in the not-for-profit sector (largely international development) for nearly twenty years. He started his career in project management, developing and implementing UK government funded (Department for International Development, then known as Overseas Development Administration) capacity building projects in the townships of Alexandra, Khayelitsha, and Paarl of South Africa between 1992-1997. Jaf left to become Director of Fundraising and Communications for Computer Aid International which focused on the development of IT infrastructure for NGOs in South Asia, Africa and Latin America. After four years at Computer Aid International he moved to a not-for-profit focusing on homelessness in London as its Director of Fundraising and Communications. Three years later Jaf was appointed Chief Executive Officer of an international development NGO, The Fred Hollows Foundation UK. After four years at The Fred Hollows Foundation UK, Jaf left to become Executive Director of Acid Survivors Trust International in early 2012. Jaf has sat on the awards panel for Stars Foundation Impact Awards in 2011 and 2012. He has also sat on a roundtable discussion on the effectiveness of aid organised by The Guardian newspaper in 2011." [1]


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  1. Acid Survivors Trust International Team, organizational web page, accessed May 8, 2014.