Welcoming Sameer SJB Rana to the Sports Aid Network Fraternity
This week, our team welcomes Sameer SJB Rana as a part-time remote 1) Acting Asia Regional Operations Manager, and
2) Research and Policy Consultant for our Post-Conflict and Post-Trauma Refugee Settlement Programs.
Sameer’s interest in humanitarian policy and peacebuilding stems from his personal background of growing up in Kathmandu and witnessing egregious human rights violations during Nepal’s decade-long civil war. He spent the subsequent decade as an international student in California, including three years at Pomona College—where he graduated in 2017 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in French. Sameer then returned home to Kathmandu and worked in the nonprofit sector for two years, first with a human rights transitional justice INGO and then a local non-profit company focused on youth leadership development and community organizing.
Now at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York, he is pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a focus on humanitarian policy/programming and peacebuilding in conflict and post-conflict contexts. He has always been involved with sports, particularly football ( soccer in the U.S. and a few other countries), and has sought to combine this passion with his other professional interests and goals . Therefore, he welcomes and is very excited about his dual position with us and the opportunity to tangibly contribute to our work. We very much look forward to collaborating with and supporting him too!
Welcome, Sameer. Teamwork makes the dream work.