Farhana Shahnaz is a development practitioner with an academic background in Economics, Development Studies, and International Relations. She brings demonstrated experience of 4 years in strategic development communications, digital communications, content development and editing. She wishes to establish effective development communications practices which blend both art and science. She is currently working as a Communications Officer at UNDP for a project focusing on preventing violent extremism (PVE) and fostering inclusivity and peace. Farhana is a Global SDG Talent and Ambassador at UNLEASH – Innovation lab for the SDGs and a Fellow at the Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism Intercontinental Youth Forum.