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Nadiya Habib Sheikh

2022 Fellow

Project Officer at ActionAid Association India

Nadiya Habib Sheik

Nadiya Habib started her career as a social worker and project assistant with Mercy Corp’s International in 2016. A year later, she joined the local organization, HWOHL, as project coordinator for a UNICEF project. After that, she joined the ActionAid Association as a consultant for public education and child protection, where she worked from 2018-2020 until she was promoted to project officer in the Srinagar field office.

Nadiya is a self-described self-driven, disciplined and highly organized woman. By profession, she is a children and women’s rights practitioner with a strong background in working on child protection issues with vulnerable youth populations. In addition, Nadiya has direct experience working with children and families in intensive conflict-affected environments. She has worked as a trainer for life skills and leadership for youth of various ages and adult professionals. She is also a trainer for the Play for Peace Initiative and has, since 2017, conducted Play for Peace sessions across Jammu and Kashmir.

Nadiya is also an advocate for childcare, employment, and educational training programs that benefit the communities she serves.