Sakena Yacoobi

CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning,

Dr Sakena Yacoobi is the CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), which she founded in 1995 in response to the lack of education and health care that the Afghan people were facing after decades of war. She is also co- founder and Vice President of Creating Hope International (CHI). In addition, Yacoobi has established private facilities in Afghanistan: 4 schools, a hospital and a radio station. She is an advisor to the Fetzer Institute, and is a member of the US – Afghan Women’s Council.