Kanwal Ahluwala (United Kingdom)


Originally published on Girl Effect

Kanwal Ahluwala is the Interim Senior Director,Impact for Girl Effect.

Kanwal oversees Girl Effect’s Impact Team which brings together evidence, learning and insights from adolescent girls to ensure sustained change for girls. The Impact team ensures rigour in the data and evidence that underpins all of our work.

Kanwal brings 20 years experience of international development and humanitarian relief programmes in Africa, Asia and SE Europe, working for a range of organisations including ChildHope, the Overseas Development Institute, Womankind Worldwide and Plan UK. Her specific expertise is in policy and programmes promoting girls’ and women’s rights and gender equality, as well as organisational development, particularly gender mainstreaming. Kanwal holds a number of voluntary positions including the Co-chair of the UK Gender and Development Network. She received her postgraduate degree in Development Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.