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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
September 3, 2015
Canadian Excellence


Zahra Popatia, BA Honours '96, Consultant, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Zahra Popatia is a consultant in international health and nutrition. With a focus on performance measurement, project design, and monitoring and evaluation, she has worked for over 15 years with leading organizations including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Micronutrient Initiative, Aga Khan Foundation, the European Commission, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Her projects have included travel to a number of countries including: India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, the Philippines, Ghana, South Africa and North Korea. Early in her career, she spent several months living and working in rural India, addressing issues of women’s empowerment through income generation, health and education.

Zahra holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Environmental Studies from York University, and an Master of Science in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London).