Sandra Kabir has worked in international development since 1976, predominantly in the area of women’s development and health. She has vast experience in poverty alleviation and people’s empowerment programme design and implementation, fund raising, and advocacy, spanning Asia, Africa and the UK. In Bangladesh, Mr Kabir began her career as a Programme Officer for the southwest Asia regional office of FPIA, established a national women’s NGO and played a leading role in the NGO movement, working on the boards of several organisations. She then helped set up El Taller, a worldwide NGO movement initially based in Spain and then in Tunisia. In 1995, Ms Kabir moved to the UK where she worked in senior capacities with Interact Worldwide, Reproductive Health Alliance and ICOMP. In 2006 she established BRAC UK (www.bracuk.net) a member of the world renowned NGO, BRAC. BRAC UK works both locally and internationally and has gained recognition for its work on money management education in East London. Ms Kabir has been on Bangladesh and UK government delegations to international UN conferences, was an elected Councillor till 2006 in London, is on the board of several NGOs in the UK and is a school governor.