Sameera Mehra (UK)

Head of Global Alliance Development, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Sameera Mehra is Head of Global Alliance Development for Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Sameera works with the global alliance of partners in South Africa, Brazil, Russia, India, USA, Canada, Australia, and Bulgaria to encourage effective giving and support the development of an enabling environment for civil society. She leads on planning and development support for the offices and on the global knowledge sharing programme.

Prior to CAF, Sameera helped set up a not-for-profit in Canada with a partnership project in India. She completed her masters in International Development at the London School of Economics and worked on consultancy projects with IBM – Smarter Cities and Practical Action Latin America. Her previous work experience includes working in the banking sector at Commonwealth Bank, Australia and ATB Financial, Canada, spanning a variety of roles in leadership, project management, and change transformation.


Learn more about Sameera’s IFC 2019 workshop –

How giving works in Africa: Peer-to-peer digital fundraising case studies from Kenya and groundbreaking research into giving trends across East & South Asia