Anum Sidra is a Social Science scholar who holds a degree of Bachelors in Anthropology from BZU. She started her career as a Coordinator for District Bahawalnagar on Education Equity and Quality in Afghanistan and Pakistan (EEQAP) Project, funded by Washington University in St. Louis. Subsequently, she was offered a Research Associate position at ICARUS Inc. where she is currently working on a research and behavior change communication project in collaboration with M&C Saatchi World Services and Humanly that aims to promote Family Planning practices in Pakistan.
She has to her credit the experience of working with different organizations which includes NRSP (National Rural Support Programme), British Council, Population Council Islamabad, Peace and Justice, and Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
Anum’s research work focused on “causes and consequences of abortion in South Punjab” during her undergraduate studies helped her in gaining an understanding of communities from diverse backgrounds, cultures, languages, and life experiences – an essential skill for a social researcher.
During the course of her career, Anum developed her core expertise in capacity building training, technical writing, research (both qualitative & quantitative including class observations), and facilitation. She has vast experience of conducting workshops, seminars, and Human Centered Design activities. She gets along quite comfortably while working with children, youth, community elders, teachers, and village committee member for a wide array of development interventions.
Her spirit of professionalism, eagerness to grow, and enthusiasm for learning and unlearning has qualified her as an important part of Pakistan’s social development landscape. She aims to continue to this journey for bringing positive and lasting change in her society.