Beechwood’s world-class, multi-disciplinary team and associates seek clarity on the other side of complexity. Although these experienced practitioners are subject matter specialists, they prefer to facilitate and motivate those who then have to implement the strategy rather than instruct and dictate.
Moslem is an incredibly dynamic, smart and proactive asset to any team. Brought up in Afghanistan, he was jailed by the Taliban at 16 for teaching girls privately after they were banned from attending school. With the collapse of the regime, he started the first training centre for girls in Herat. The vision was to provide an accelerated education course to enable students to catch up with the government schools, based on their age and grade. In the first year, more than 300 pupils successfully completed the course in general school subjects, and jumped several grades. Some have undertaken university degrees and further studies. During this time, Moslem developed an interest in issues related to education, religious fundamentalism, conflict and gender politics. He was Edwina Thompson's research assistant from 2004-8 during an intense investigation into the hawala system. In 2009, he completed a BA in Political Science from Jesuit College in Bangalore, and received the prize for excellence. Moslem worked as the IT & Communications Manager for an international NGO before joining UNOCHA, and in 2013 he completed a sabbatical in the US as a Fulbright scholar, graduating with a Masters from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (now Middlebury).
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