Scotland’s International Development Alliance is delighted to announce Iffat Shahnaz as chair for our upcoming conference, Global Citizenship in a Challenging World, to be held in Edinburgh on 20th September 2022.
Iffat is social researcher, consultant and campaigner. She has worked in a number of roles across the third sector on areas related to community education, community development, adult learning, developing services focusing on anti-racist support, health and wellbeing programmes for young people, tackling violence against women whilst committed to embedding equality of access and support across whole organisations.
Iffat embeds an anti-racist intersectional analysis, in all areas of her paid and unpaid work with progressive organisations nationally and also internationally. Her recent work has taken her back to her social researcher roots; as part of the Collective she was a co-research lead on a community-led project which focused on the impact of COVID-19 responses across Scotland, an employability project for One Parent Families Scotland and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to research the lived experiences of single-parents and employability programmes in Scotland.
Currently she is working on a Communities of Colour, Co-Production and Employability project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Iffat is a Trustee with Link Education International and Board member with Engender Scotland.
We look forward to having Iffat guiding attendees at the conference, and know that her invaluable insight and experience will bring much to the discussions.