Since joining Lifeline in 2006, Vahid has successfully launched multiple operations to include Lifeline programs in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Sudan, Congo and Haiti. Vahid is a key contributor to the SAFE initiative and currently serves on the Strategic Advisory Committee for UNHCR’s Global SAFE Strategy. He also advises the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) on SAFE initiatives in humanitarian settings.
Vahid has extensive knowledge in program implementation, fuel technologies design, testing and M&E in both refugee and post conflict settings. Additionally, Vahid has performed consultancy work for several UN agencies, working to evaluate fuel technology programs and formulating country energy strategies throughout Eastern Africa and in Haiti.
Vahid received his B.A. in International Management from the University of Baltimore and holds a Masters Degree in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In his spare time, Vahid enjoys traveling to exotic locations around the world in search of new spices and culinary delicacies.