Afghan Biographies

Nassery, Homira Mrs. Homaira

Name Nassery, Homira Mrs. Homaira
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1961
Function/Grade World Bank Official
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Health and Gender Specialist, Refugee Women in Development, Washington, D.C. (1991-1993)
Public Health Specialist,  The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (1993-2003)
Save the Children /US, Program Manager,  n/U.S., Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, (Jan. 2003-Oct. 2003)
Senior Women’s Leadership Program Manager, UNDP National Area Based Development Program,  Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Kabul, Afghanistan, (Oct. 2003-March 2004)
Gender Specialist, Rebuilding Agricultural Markets Program (RAMP) (May 2005 – August 2005)
Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator and Gender Specialist, Alternative Livelihoods Program/South (ALP/S),  Helmand, Kandahar, and Uruzgan – Afghanistan Jan. 23, 2006-Jan. 23, 2007,
Public Health Specialist, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.  March 26, (2007)
Health, Nutrition, and Population Knowledge and Learning Coordinator, as well as the focal point for Fragile States at the World Bank.(20141209)

Nassery_HomiraHomira G. Nassery was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1961. She was five-years old when her family immigrated to the United States of America, where she acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry (University of West Georgia, Carollton, GA 1982) and a Master's Degree in International Development (The American University, Washington, D.C. 1992).

Following 10 years of working with the World Bank in post-conflict countries, Ms. Nassery returned to Afghanistan in 2003 to assist in reconstruciton and development. Her background is primarily social development, with 13 years of working as a registered respiratory therapist in emergency rooms and critical care units prior to joining the World Bank.

In the four years that she has been in Afghanistan, she has worked in all regions of the country as a consultant for NGOs, the United Nations, NATO, and USAID contractors, as well as writing free-lance pieces for various publications such as the Afghanistan National Human Development Report.

In 2007 Ms. Nassery returned from Afghanistan to the World Bank where she had worked for over a decade on public health issues in post-conflict countries after living and working as Gender Specialist and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for the Alternative Livelihoods Project South (ALP/S) based in Lashkargah, Helmand - covering the three provinces of Helmand, Kandahar, and Uruzgan.

She is fluent in English, Farsi, French and beginners Russian.

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