Dr. Bashair Ahmed has joined the board of trustees of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) for a two-year term. LEGS is a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve the quality and livelihoods impact of livestock-related projects in humanitarian situations.
“We’re excited to welcome an accomplished and innovative leader like Bashair to the LEGS board of trustees,” said Wendy Fenton, Chair of the board. “She has deep connections with agencies and organisations throughout our community of practice, so she will certainly be an asset as LEGS continues to increase local ownership and institutionalisation of the LEGS approach.”
Dr. Ahmed is the CEO of Shabaka, a research and consulting organisation focused on diaspora, migration and humanitarianism. She has over 20 years of experience working with several United Nations agencies and international organisations focused on fragile and conflict-affected countries.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support LEGS as part of their Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Ahmed. “LEGS’ work is critical. They offer practical and evidence-based guidance, and training to help protect and sustain livestock – an essential lifeline for many people impacted by disasters. I’m looking forward to joining the team at such an important time where humanitarian needs are increasing.”
She holds a doctorate in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex, where she is also a Research Associate. Her academic interests include humanitarianism, diasporas, migration and development, and intergenerational engagement.