Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Yaseen Ayobi

Yaseen Ayobi

Research Fellow, Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University

Yaseen holds a PhD in humanitarian leadership and is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University. Yaseen’s current research includes humanitarian networks in Somalia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Yemen. He has recently completed a major research project focused on dignity of displaced people in Bangladesh and Afghanistan. His previous research includes the localisation of humanitarian response in Tonga, Fiji, PNG, Solomon Island and Vanuatu; humanitarian managerial capacity in the Asia Pacific; and the militarization of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. Over the last 15 years, Yaseen has managed a wide range of development programs and evaluations including community-based livelihood, agriculture, and development projects in Afghanistan. He has worked with major donors such as USAID, Australian Aid and DFID, private sector, academia, and international development organisations.