Bio: Shakeb Nabi

My name is Shakeb Nabi and currently I am a NOHA Erasmus Mundus Fellow on Humanitarian Action. I have around 15 years of work experience on development and disaster risk reduction issues. Till date I have had the opportunity of working with different sets of communities in different contexts across Asia some of which are post earthquake in Gujarat in India from 2001 to 2004, post Tsunami in Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India from 2007-2009 and post cyclone Aila in Bangladesh from 2009 to 2012.

My work focuses around enhancing the resilience of the community through various interventions so that they are themselves able to reduce the loss of life and property in the event of a disaster. I strongly believe that development work should be focused around empowering the community in such a way so that they are able to take control over their lives through informed decision making processes. The community should be kept at the center of all the interventions if we want to bring meaningful change in their lives.     

I strongly believe that we need to have a perfect combination of field based experience and theoretical perspective in order to perform in this sector. Through this course (Masters in Humanitarian Assistance) I am keen on building my understanding on complex emergencies focusing on natural disasters and conflict.

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