Sahar is a development professional with 10 years of cumulative experience across sectors such as Education, Youth Unemployment, Entrepreneurship, Gender Based Violence, ASRH and Youth leadership and Development. She has experience in strengthening national statistics systems, HIV/AIDS data visualisation, assessment of orphan and vulnerable children policy, designing research and evaluations in the Gender Based Violence and Education and strategy development with requisite implementation plans. She provides the strategic oversight on all projects undertaken by RADAF and is experienced in fieldwork, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data visualisation and data quality assurance validation.
Sahar is passionate about impactful results that transform the status quo using systems thinking. She has worked with UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA and the British Council and provides training to various NGOs in monitoring and evaluation.
Sahar is currently completing her Doctorate of Education degree at the Centre of International Teacher Education housed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. This degree seeks to explore effective pedagogic practices through the experiences of newly qualified teachers in areas of Math and Language. She possesses a Masters Degree in Development Management from Bochum University where she explored the results of North-South mentoring on female entrepreneurs in Tunisia. She possesses a second Masters Degree (CUM LAUDE) in Public Administration where she conducted an implementation evaluation of the National Youth Development Agency’s entrepreneurship grant programme for survivalist businesses. Furthermore, she possesses an Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Politics and Philosophy also obtained from the University of Cape Town.