Shirin Kiani

Shirin has worked as a disability specialist in humanitarian aid and international development for the last 11 years, mainly with an NGO called ‘Humanity and Inclusion’ (previously called Handicap International) in countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Haiti, Iraq, Laos and Syria. The focus of her work has been to ensure persons with injuries and disabilities are included in livelihood and health programs. She comes from an ethnic and religious minority in Iran called the Zoroastrians who are Indigenous to Iran. She is presently working for UNICEF as an ‘inclusion and accessibility specialist’ and hopes her presence on the BCCIC board can help ensure the SDG mantra to ‘leave no one left behind’ is inclusive of marginalized groups and also within BCCIC initiatives, as best as possible.

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