Speaker Date Topic
Lael Mohib Aug 28, 2018 7:30 AM
Enabled Children Initiative (ECI)
Enabled Children Initiative (ECI)

Lael Mohib is founder of the Enabled Children Initiative (ECI), a UK and US registered charity that supports and advocates for Afghan orphans with special needs. She currently volunteers as director of ECI, and works as a communications consultant, currently with the Afghan Ministry of Finance.

She previously worked for the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development with village development councils, before joining BBC Media Action’s Afghanistan team, where she worked on educational and media development programs. She most recently served as Chief of Staff at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. 

During her husband’s tenure as Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the US, she has volunteered at the Embassy, focusing on women’s empowerment, social, cultural and educational programs.

She has written commentary for the New York Times and Foreign Policy, and contributed a chapter on Afghan children with disabilities to the anthology Children of Afghanistan: the Path to Peace published by the University of Texas press in 2013.

She and her husband have two young children, a daughter, 5, and son, 2.