About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Nassin is a programme manager at Challenge Works, working on the Sustainable Cities Challenge.

Nassin joins Challenge Works from a social enterprise in Bhutan, which works to build a hazelnut industry and bring new sources of income to rural communities.

Previously, she worked with diverse teams in the UN helping to coordinate and implement various rural development and humanitarian projects in Somalia and Kenya. She enjoys working with teams to achieve impactful positive outcomes and finding creative solutions to problems.

Nassin studied geography and environment and has trained in socio-economic and gender analysis. In her spare time, she enjoys learning things, including languages and getting out in nature.