Tanjina Mirza is a strategic leader in international development. She is currently working in a non-profit organization Plan International Canada leading international program that supports, designs, creates innovative solutions, technical support in improving international development program quality and effectiveness around the world. A significant time of her career has been spent in the developing world, she has lived and experienced international development work among poor, marginalised communities especially women and children who are often left behind.
Tanjina is a medical doctor with Masters in Community Health and PhD in Demography. During her years of work in the international development sector, Tanjina has worked for research institutes, local and international NGOs, and as a consultant for UN agencies in various countries around the world. She enjoyed teaching in many universities and has traveled to over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America in various capacities. Tanjina is very keen to be part of the solutions for future of international development in a fast-changing world. Human rights and poverty alleviation in international development is not just a job for her; it is her passion and commitment.