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Abdul Shaheed


Abdul Mufeez Shaheed was born and raised in the small town of Ba in Fiji from the South Pacific. He is the co-founder and coordinator of Pasifika Foundation for Development, a youth run NGO founded in response to the increase use of digital technology and social media during COVID-19, where he plays the role of an advisor on project management to the Board as well as resource mobilization. He also works as the Programme Manager at the Rainbow Pride Foundation in Fiji where he oversees a team on projects on LGBTIQA+ rights and equality, health and wellbeing, climate and gender justice and socioeconomic empowerment. His other roles include consulting for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative as the Pacific Data Engagement Co-Lead, a role that requires being in contact with human rights practitioners in the Pacific and helping collect, analyze, and socialize data on Pacific human rights. He also consults with various regional and global organizations on SDGs, human rights, SOGIESC issues, intersectional mobilizing and storytelling. Abdul has more than a decade of experience in the development space in various capacities. His area of interests are gender =, human rights, governance, climate, gender justice, and community building. Abdul got his Bachelor of Public Health from the Fiji National University and is currently enrolled in Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Administration.