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Zehra Arshad

Zehra Arshad is currently serving as the National Coordinator of Pakistan Coalition forEducation (PCE) for the last ten years. She has been leading PCE for last 10 years while linked to education sector for more than 15 years. Under her leadership, the coalition undertakes evidence based public policy advocacy on different aspects of education through engagement with policy makers, key officials and experts. Conducting policy reviews, suggests reforms and pro-people policies for improving education status in Pakistan through civil society participation at national, provincial and district level. Ms. Arshad is also a member of various international forums and thematic groups, representing civil society on various international networks like Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All (CCNGO/EFA), Global Campaign for Education (GCE), Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE). She is also on board of various civil society organizations. She has conducted several researches and author of reports, and articles related to her area of work including education, women rights etc. She also has been working on development issues related to women, peace, health and education in various national and international professional organizations, networks and forums for last 17 years. She is a human rights activist and strong believer of inclusive and pluralistic approach for development. She is vocal and assertive about rights based approach, active citizenship and social accountability.