2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Amna Waheed Durrani is a coordination officer at the Provincial Commission on the Status of Women in Peshawar. She comes from the conservative and conflict-affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. From a young age, she aspired to become a civil servant in spite of many major obstacles and life events. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Frontier College for Women, she worked as a teacher and later joined a local organization working on community schools. She later moved to Islamabad to work with Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO) where she coordinated the organization’s program for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. Amna also holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Peshawar.