Sadaf Abid is an editor, writer, lecturer, entrepreneurship consultant, presenter, and a social activist. She holds a Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in English Literature and Language with specialization in language, race, and culture, from Government College Lahore (GCU) – Pakistan, and a Bachelors in Journalism and English Literature with focus on modern trends in Journalism from Lahore College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan. She successfully completed KAB (Know About Business) training with ITC-ILO (International Training Centre-International Labour Organization, United Nations), Turin-Italy in 2010.
The areas of her professional interest and competence are Training of Teachers (ToTs), education sector development, green jobs, gender mainstreaming, youth and women’s entrepreneurship development, and cultural diversity. She has experience in working on these issues in Pakistan and U.A.E. Recently she has submitted proposal for the implementation of KAB in the ILO Country Office, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Currently working as Consultant with ILO Office, Islamabad (United Nations) and Trainer with International Training Institute (ITC-ILO), Turin Italy. A lecturer at Preston University, Ajman - Sadaf also works as a freelance writer for various newspapers/magazines in U.A.E. and Pakistan. She has worked with the Gulf News as a proofreader, and provided consulting to several development initiatives.
As a passionate trainer Sadaf firmly believes in the value of ToT and has always tried to introduce modern teaching/training techniques in all her classrooms. She has mentored students from a variety of background, with the drive to use diversity as a resource and focus for development.
She believes in competition and has won accolades in writing competitions and training workshops. She qualified CSS (Central Superior Services) exams in Pakistan in 2003. As an ardent social activist, Sadaf joined Future Leaders of Pakistan (FLP; an exemplary youth leadership organization providing opportunities to the youth of Pakistan through local chapter development, mentoring, networking, entrepreneurship, project management and advocacy).
Sadaf has received appreciation as a social worker by Pakistan Association, Dubai and Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai. As an entrepreneur/trainer, she has also received recognition from Preston University, Ajman.
Her hobby is learning about diverse cultures, societies and literatures. She has also worked as a script writer and a TV show anchor and likes generating ideas for documentary movies. Her favorite books are “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, “My Feudal Lord” by Tehmina Durrani and “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway.