Professor Sakena Yacoobi is from Afghanistan and is a director for the Global Fund for Women.
- Founder and Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning
- Vice President of the Board, Creating Hope International
- Recipient, 2005, NED Democracy Award
- Recipient, 2004 Peter Gruber Foundation - Women's Rights Prize
- Recipient, 2002, Peacemakers in Action Award from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
- Recipient, 2001, Rex Foundation - Bill Graham Award
- Delegate to the UNIFEM Afghan Women's Summit for Democracy, Brussels, 2001