Amjad Saleem

Political Analyst interested in: Humanitarian, Development & Peacebuilding; South Asia;Multi faith conflict resolution

Amjad Mohamed Saleem is a political analyst on South Asian issues with expertise in Humanitarian and Development issues, Peacebuilding and Interfaith Dialogue. He has been engaged in a number of projects around peace building and reconciliation in Sri Lankan. He currently works for the IFRC as a manager for the Inclusion, Protection and Engagement Unit and has worked in the past with International Alert, KAICIID, Search for Common Ground, Islamic Development Bank, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Cordoba Foundation, Islamic Relief and Muslim Aid working in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the UK. Amjad sits on the board of the Joint Learning Initiative for Faith and Communities and is co-chair of their advocacy working group on their Localisation Work Stream. He was a thematic advisor for the World Humanitarian Summit (2014-2016), the vice chair for the NEAR Network (2016) and civil society advisor to the Commonwealth Foundation (2012-2014). He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and State of Formation. He is an alumni of the International Visitors Leadership Program and a Hive Global Leaders Fellow. He has an M.Eng from Imperial College, London, a MBA from U21 Global Singapore and is currently pursuing a part time PhD from Exeter University on ‘Muslim Identity in Post Conflict Sri Lanka’.