Kosar Bano

Gender and Adaptation Specialist


Kosar Bano studied gender and development at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK, as a Chevening Scholar (2017–18). Before joining ICIMOD, she worked with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Pakistan. Bano has 12 years of experience in social mobilization, coordination, project planning, implementation, and management, with a special focus on gender and poverty in diverse communities. She is a trainer in gender and development, community leadership, change management, poverty ranking, poverty profiling, social safety nets, human rights, women’s rights, gender-based violence, and monitoring and evaluation.