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Strategist | Washington DC, USA

Prior to joining BelieveGreen in August 2012, she trained media analysts at Georgetown University's Argus Project to track bioinfectious disease, political, and climate-related threats through open source media for nearly 5 years. She monitored the data to ensure coding consistency and worked with researchers to trend and analyze the data. After receiving her Master's in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, her desire to work for a firm with a more progressive economic outlook led her to BelieveGreen. 


At Believe Green, she researches investment trends to strategize for the growth of BelieveGreen, advises social and environmental impact projects, and consults with projects that support the mission of fostering sustainable growth. Her projects include: 


Creating Opportunities for Rural Youths (CORY) Project targets rural youth organisations, networks, groups, and institutions for entrepreneurship training, advocacy, networking and knowledge exchange in West and Central Africa. Their objective is to enable young rural women and men to create sustainable farm and non-farm businesses, by building their entrepreneurial capacities for enhanced peer learning and their access to complementary business development services. Pahini is building a robust communication platform for the project that documents and builds upon experiences, success stories, and lessons learned of all stakeholders. 


Global Shared Value Leadership (GSVL) pairs practical experience with academic excellence to connect leaders, organizations and communities to tackle conflicting goals and navigate between sectors and cultures to create shared value. This 10-day action-learning executive certificate from American University Key Leadership programs is designed to facilitate collabortion between for-profit, non-profit, and government executives. It builds on connecting community needs and organizational interests to create shared value. Pahini consulted with American University to design the curriculum for 8 of the 10 days and trained Key Leadership professors to deliver the GSVL program. 


Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) empowers and develops young farmers and rural entrepreneurs to create an economic asset base network. The non-profit has established the basis of an effective networking, mentorship, knowledge sharing, and collaboration platform for both poor urban and rural youth entrepreneurs. It specifically builds and/or expands rural youth businesses, provides training, improves knowledge management and dissemination, links business activities, and develops resilient farm and non-farm enterprises designed to directly contribute to the reduction of rural poverty by generating incomes and creating decent work opportunities. Pahini consulted with GYIN as they designed their Global Youth Bussiness Incubator (GYBI) app. She now serves on the Advisory Board for the organization and is currently helping to organize the Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI) 2016 event to be held in Dakar, Senegal at the end of March 2016. 

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