Seema Ghani longlisted for Bond’s Outstanding Individual Award

19 Jan 2017


Hand in Hand Afghanistan Chair Seema Ghani has been longlisted for Bond’s Outstanding Individual Award, established to celebrate “exceptional people who have made a lasting contribution to the organisation and the sector.”

She is joined by seven other nominees from across the spectrum of international development.

“Seema Ghani’s story begins like millions of others: on the crowded road out of Afghanistan at the outset of war. But the path she took was utterly her own,” her nomination begins.

“Seema fled Afghanistan for London in the 1990s during the country’s 20-year Civil War, and went on to build a career working with some of the City’s biggest Fortune 500 companies. A life of comfort, hard-earned in the private sector – that was the plan. Then came 11 September 2001, and plans changed.”

Now in their fourth year, the Bond Awards will be held on 20 March, the first evening of the Bond Conference, Europe’s biggest international development event.

The nomination comes just two months after Martha Huntley, Hand in Hand’s Major Donor and Corporate Fundraising Officer, won the National Fundraising Award for Best Fundraising Newcomer.