Nadia Naviwala

Senior advisor on Global Partnerships, The Citizens Foundation (TCF)

Nadia serves as Senior advisor on Global Partnerships to The Citizens Foundation (TCF). She is also a nonresident fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. She is the author of “Why Can’t Pakistani Children Read?,” “Pakistan’s Education Crisis: The Real Story,” as well as several articles and opinion pieces about public education reforms and financing in Pakistan.
Nadia moved to Islamabad in 2012 as Pakistan Country Representative for the United States Institute of Peace. At USIP, she started the Peace Innovations Fund to give small, flexible support to social startups. Prior, she served as a Pakistan Desk Officer at USAID and a National Security Aide
in the U.S. Senate.
She taught U.S. foreign policy at the National Defense University in Islamabad in 2014. Nadia holds a Masters in Public Policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She has written for the New York Times, Foreign Policy, NPR, Devex, and Dawn, and her work has been cited in the Economist.