C4D Specialist and Educator
Mr. Assifi has over 30 years of development experience working in Asia, Oceania and the Middle East with UNDP, UNFPA and the Australian Government.
He has worked in various capacities including serving as Deputy Regional Director of the UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Office and Director of the UNFPA Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific.
Mr. Assifi also served as the UNFPA Country Director to Fiji, Myanmar and Thailand as well as Technical Advisor in the UNFPA Technical Services Teams in Kathmandu and Bangkok covering all the countries in Asia and some in the Middle East.
He took a break from the United Nations service between 1989 and 1995 to work for the Queensland Department of Health in Australia. His focus was on health promotion and delivery of technical assistance for capacity development.
Mr. Assifi holds an M.Ed degree in Educational Communications and Technology from the University of Hawaii, USA; a Certificate in Communication Studies from the East-West Center, Communication Institute, Honolulu, U.S.A. and a B.A. in Journalism from Kabul University, Afghanistan.