Maha Khan
United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

Maha Khan is the Financial Sector lead with the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative, a project based at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR).

For over ten years, Maha has worked as a research and programme manager in the field of peacebuilding, behavioral change and financial inclusion. Her work experience spans across South and East Asia; East, West and Southern Africa; as well as the United States and the United Kingdom. Most recently she designed a digital cash-transfer fresh food voucher programme for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ethiopia Country Office. Prior to that, Maha lead the Business Analytics Domain at The Helix Institute of Digital Finance (MicroSave Africa) for two years. There she managed the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) programme, designed to help leading digital finance providers across Asia and Africa to determine what drives their success and scale. Maha has authored numerous blogs and publications in this field.

Maha holds a MA in International Economics & Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS, 2008) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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