Humanity & Inclusion

An independent charity, Humanity & Inclusion works in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Humanity & Inclusion works alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Their work comprises six areas: emergencies, explosive weapons, rehabilitation, health and prevention, inclusion, and disability rights. Since its creation in 1982, their work has benefitted several million people in more than 60 countries.

Chiara Retis

Chiara Retis has 20 years’ experience in international development, working for non-government organizations in low-resource settings, providing capacity building services in the field of physical rehabilitation, supporting policy reform and practices for the integration of rehabilitation services into the health system and disability-inclusive health policies. She oversees Humanity & Inclusion’s operations in Myanmar and Pakistan and technical assistance of the Humanity & Inclusion global team within the consortium. Physiotherapist trained in Italy, she earned her master’s degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Experienced in global health issues, disaster preparedness, health promotion, quality improvement, organization and management of rehabilitation services, she has worked as a Rehabilitation Specialist in support of Humanity & Inclusion teams and partners in the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Chan Myae Aung

Chan Myae Aung, Rehabilitation Officer, has worked more than six years for non-government organizations in the rehabilitation sector such as community-based rehabilitation and early childhood intervention at villages and IDPs camps. As a rehabilitation officer, Chan Myae Aung provides technical support for capacity building to community health workers, engage and consult with stakeholders, including physiotherapist association and actors engaged in Assistive Technology services for the USAID ReLAB-HS activities in Burma.

Ehab Elkhatib

Ehab Elkhatib is working as the Rehabilitation Technical Officer with ReLAB-HS Pakistan. He is a physiotherapist, with 13 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. Ehab has experience in pediatric rehabilitation, gender-based violence and post-traumatic rehabilitation, and rehabilitation in emergency response. He has also worked in Egypt and Syria.

Htet Htet Myat

Htet Htet Myat, ReLAB-HS Burma Project Support Officer, has worked for government and non-government sectors for more than nine years in health and child safeguarding and management of peacebuilding and social development programs in multi-conflicted areas where she has developed her knowledge and skills on designing the projects, project management and analysis skills. With a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Sciences, post graduate diploma in Development Studies and Peace Studies, Htet Htet will provide support to the ReLAB-HS team to achieve the activity’s objectives in Burma.

Sundas Umar

Sundas Umar works for ReLAB-HS in Pakistan as a senior MEAL Officer. She supports the country office in carrying out all MEAL processes and activities in Pakistan and Myanmar. She is in charge of managing the information system for M&E frameworks, plans, and tools, as well as liaising with country coordinators and the MEAL Team in terms of maintaining and managing accurate program data. Sundas has 15 years of development sector experience, having worked with Save the Children, Sungi Development Foundation, and other organizations. She possesses monitoring, evaluation, and accountability skills. She is an HRDN and IFC-World Bank certified trainer.

Valentina Pomatto

Valentina Pomatto works as the Inclusive Development Advocacy Manager at Humanity & Inclusion. Valentina holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Cooperation and a master’s degree in International Relations and Human Rights. Prior to joining Humanity & Inclusion in 2018, she worked for different NGOs, covering both project management and advocacy roles in Jordan, Senegal and Belgium. She supported the coordination of global efforts towards a UN Resolution to End Female Genital Mutilation; advocated for youth rights and educational opportunities at the European level; and engaged in community empowerment in West Africa. In her current position at Humanity & Inclusion, Valentina defines and implements advocacy strategies on the topics of rehabilitation and inclusive education. Within ReLAB-HS, she is responsible for global advocacy, in connection with the advocacy carried out at the country level.

Waqar Ahmed

Waqar Ahmed is a dynamic development professional with more than 22 years in project/program management, public health, and community engagement. He has experience with capacity building of institutions, organizations, and individuals. He has designed and developed various training modules, manuals/handbooks and training material. He’s conducted several trainings as a professional trainer in various sectors, including public health. Waqar’s professional experience is mostly with international development organizations and with few a national organizations including his current role with Humanity and Inclusion as the ReLAB-HS Country Coordinator in Pakistan. He has a master’s degree in social sciences.

Zahoor Hussain Khattak

Zahoor Hussain Khattak is working as senior officer (Support and Inclusion) in ReLAB-HS Pakistan. He has a 20-year working experience with national and international NGOs and has worked on health, WASH, Education, social inclusion and advocacy projects. He has been working with Humanity & Inclusion for 10 years to provide support on gender equality and social inclusion. He has a master’s degree in social sciences and postgraduate diplomas in gender studies and development studies. Zahoor is also an honorary executive member of Institute of Development Studies and Practices Pakistan.