As a humanitarian and development practitioner and activist, Arif has led programs and campaigns in more than 20 countries, supporting women and children in understanding and fighting for their rights. He is a student of public policy; whether it is the conflict in Somalia, South Sudan, Kosovo or Afghanistan, or floods in Pakistan, Zambia or Philippines, Arif has been at the forefront, supporting communities challenge the structures and processes that exacerbated their vulnerability. His Eisenhower Fellowship in 2006 was also focused on the study of the US Social Policy, especially in relation to Persons with Disabilities and People living with HIV&AIDS. Arif is currently completing his MPhil degree from the National Defence University, Islamabad. He loves spending time with his family and friends, reading, writing articles and short stories.