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Introducing myself and my journal: Happening People

About Me:
Worked with the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) from 2001 to 2004 and after September 11th provided daily information to Government departments on the situation in Afghanistan.

Seconded to the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) in Kabul where Jeanne assisted the new Director with office systems, website, training and the ACBAR newsletter.

Produced the AfghanLinks e-newsletter – and wrote the editorial (published since October 2004) that provided up to date information on security, cultural issues and humanitarian needs the Media, NGOs and researchers.

First visited Afghanistan in 2000. Went to Badakhshan, to report on agricultural projects, and Kabul; last visit to Kabul and Kandahar in April 2008. Visit to Kabul organised for January 2012.
Brief Career History and Education

In addition to Afghan work and writing I have many years of experience in business, in particular in marketing, selling and buying. For four years I worked for Zambia Engineering Services on copper and coal mine contracts funded by the European Union, the International Reconstruction and Development Bank and the African Development Bank.

BA (Hons) 2.1 - from the University of Kent at Canterbury - in the History of Central Asia since the Moghul era through to the Partition of India; her university education included the study of Islam.

Member of the Front Line Club in Paddington

My Passions:
Justice and Human Rights

My Challenges:
Helping women and children in Afghanistan

My Vision for the Future:
Security for women (and men) to walk and talk freely

My Areas of Expertise:
Afghanistan Writing


Greengirl's picture

Welcome to World Pulse Jeanne

A warm welcome to you Jeanne. I am sure you will find the World Pulse community worthwhile! Reading through your profile, I realized that you would have a lot to share and I look forward to learning more about you and your work through your journal entries on World Pulse. There's so much to explore in this community and I wish you the best of times here.

Warm regards!


mrbeckbeck's picture

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to our online community, Jeanne!

Wow, you have a tremendous wealth of experience! I am thrilled to see you're with us here, in our network of activists and change-makers from 190+ countries. I am sure you'll enjoy connecting with some new people and sharing some ideas for making our world a better place.

I look forward to hearing your voice here! I imagine you have an amazing set of stories to share.

Let me know if you have any questions about the site, or you can check our Getting Started Guide for some helpful advice (

Again, welcome!
Kind regards,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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