Meet the Team
Introducing our dedicated professionals
CEO and Founder
Dr. Kelly Franklin
Dr. Kelly Franklin is an educator and social scientist with a career spanning over 15 years in international development in Central and Southeast Asia. Her expertise is broadly centered on interactions between social and ecological systems, human geography, curriculum design and assessment, and environmental education.
Higher Education Advisor
Dr. Abdul Aziz Mohibbi
Dr. Mohibbi specializes in natural resource management, land use, and higher education in Afghanistan. He previously held key positions as Chancellor of Bamyan University and consultant for the Environment and Natural Resource Commission of Afghanistan's Parliament, and has over a decade of teaching experience at Kabul University.
Environment and Leadership Specialist
Aoife Franklyn is an Environmental Policy, Program Development & Sustainable Food Systems Researcher and Consultant with a focus on interdisciplinary food system governance, policy-science interface, and policy coherence across the environment-agriculture-food-health nexus. Aoife has worked across Asia, Afghanistan, Africa, and the EU on national environmental policy, action research, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, climate change, agriculture for food & nutrition security, and environmental leadership.
Advisors - Partners
Dr. Faiz Shah
Executive Director of Yunus Center AIT, Founding President of Yunus Thailand Foundation
Saw Theint Theint Htet
Program Officer of Yunus Center AIT
Shirin Sheikh-Bahai, PGCE, MA, MPhil
PhD Candidate, Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment at the UCL - Institute of Education | Director of Science, Canary Wharf College Trust
Archeologist at White River National Forest, PhD Candidate Biological Anthropology at University of Illinois
Job Developer at Youth Employment Services, Fullbright Scholar, Former National Operations Manager for UNEP-Afghanistan
Retired Business Analyst, Project and System Manager
Dr. Arielle Smith
Grant Writing Consulant, Adjunct Faculty (Anthropology) and Affiliate Faculty (School of Public & Community Health) at the University of Montana