Nikhat Sattar is a development professional, with over 30 years of diverse experience. She has worked on peacebuilding initiatives, primarily as an evaluator and has conducted indepth analyses of the evolution of a peace programme in Kashmir over the last decade. While working as the Chief Technical Advisor for a policy research institute in Pakistan she managed a five-year programme investigating the vulnerability of women to climate change. She has also conducted research into social policy, terrorism and governance. For the last decade, she has worked in the field of education.